“underwhelming”

When you say that the response to something was underwhelming, what you mean is that the people were not impressed by it. In other words, `underwhelming’ is the opposite of `overwhelming’.

Examples: The actor’s new movie met with an underwhelming response. * The response to the minister’s speech was distinctly underwhelming.* “The Press said that my talent as a writer simply underwhelmed them.”

S. UPENDRAN, The Hindu- ‘Know Your English’ Series, May 09, 2005

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