underreact

[ uhn-der-ree-akt ]
/ ˌʌn dər riˈækt /

verb (used without object)

to react with less than the expected or appropriate emotion.

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Origin of underreact

First recorded in 1965–70; under- + react

OTHER WORDS FROM underreact

un·der·re·ac·tion, noun
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