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.
- un·der·per·for·mance, noun
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How to use underperform in a sentence
The snowfall underperformed in the first phase as the parent storm over Ohio quickly faded, allowing dry air to infiltrate the Mid-Atlantic.How an imperfect snowstorm forecast turned out mostly right | Jason Samenow | February 3, 2021 | Washington Post
They underperform it because it is really hard for anyone to consistently beat the market, no matter how smart you are.
Their underlying numbers are really not that bad — and that’s despite Werner, Pulisic and Havertz all underperforming to varying degrees.
The best way to assess which title tags are underperforming is by going to Google Search Console and downloading your query data.Five hacks to enhance your organic CTR and rankings in SERPs | Karl Tablante | January 27, 2021 | Search Engine Watch
He will bring size, obviously, but also a veteran presence to a blue line that underperformed last season.What you may have missed in the Caps’ offseason, and what experts predict for this season | Scott Allen | January 14, 2021 | Washington Post
If insurers underperform by 3-8 percent, the government will cover half the extra cost.
Despite the hype over gentrification, urban economies—including that of New York—still underperform their periphery.
Year in and year out, most professional money managers underperform the market.When Celebrities Like Mila Kunis Talk Stocks, It’s Time to Get Out of the Market | Daniel Gross | March 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
When fund assets underperform, taxpayers must make up the difference.Sorry, Folks: One Way or the Other, You'll Never Be Able to Completely Count on Retirement | Megan McArdle | March 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Investment risk is the risk that your savings will underperform; savings risk is the risk that you'll save too little.Sorry, Folks: One Way or the Other, You'll Never Be Able to Completely Count on Retirement | Megan McArdle | March 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST