[ uhn-der-per-fawrm ]

verb (used with or without object)
  1. to perform less well than (another of its kind, a general average, etc.) or less well than expected: Surprisingly, the stock has underperformed the market indexes all year. Several of our best players consistently underperform.

Origin of underperform


Other words from underperform

  • un·der·per·for·mance, noun

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