verb (used with object), underpraised, underpraising.
to praise to a lesser degree or extent than the circumstances warrant.
noun 1. a person appointed to any of various positions of command, authority, or superintendence, as a chief magistrate in ancient Rome or the chief administrative official of a department of France or Italy. 2. Roman Catholic Church. the dean of a Jesuit school or college. a cardinal in charge of a congregation in the […]
noun 1. Also called pettiskirt. an underskirt, especially one that is full and often trimmed and ruffled and of a decorative fabric. 2. any skirtlike part or covering. 3. a flounce or valance fitting around the sides of a bed, couch, or chair, as to conceal the legs. 4. Informal: Sometimes Offensive. a woman or […]
[uhn-der-per-fawrm] /ˌʌn dər pərˈfɔrm/ 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.
noun, plural peoples for 4. 1. persons indefinitely or collectively; persons in general: to find it easy to talk to people; What will people think? 2. persons, whether men, women, or children, considered as numerable individuals forming a group: Twenty people volunteered to help. 3. human beings, as distinguished from animals or other beings. 4. […]