Adjective "underperform" definition and examples

(Underperform may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Perform less well than expected.
  1. 'We're in a no-win situation: if grades go up it's because of dumbing down, and if they drop we are underperforming.'
  2. 'The hospital recently lost its three-star status, with hospital cleanliness the one key target on which the trust was considered to be underperforming.'
  3. 'This country underperforms most noticeably in research and development, entrepreneurial activity and youth unemployment.'
  4. 'Academies are state-of-the-art facilities that replace schools considered to be underperforming and are set up with the help of a private or charitable sponsor.'
  5. 'If your area was underperforming then you would surely aim to make it better, not cover up for people who are ineffective.'
  6. 'Judges who do not send convicted drug dealers to jail are hugely underperforming.'
  7. 'We are a performance-driven bank and others who have had their pay frozen are underperforming.'
  8. 'I felt that we underperformed, especially around the middle.'
  9. 'The feeling was that a team of incredible quality were seriously underperforming, and something had to change and quick.'
  10. '‘We let ourselves down in the last two finals by underperforming but we didn't talk about that before this match.’'
  11. 'the shares have underperformed the market'
  12. 'His analysis shows food, beverage and tobacco makers all underperforming the market since the end of June.'
  13. 'Conversely when they sold shares, the stock underperformed the market by 5.4%.'
  14. 'In fact, the top 20 funds not only underperformed the market as time went on, but they also underperformed the average mutual fund.'
  15. 'In the case of underperforming, does it imply the shares will underperform the sector or the entire market?'
  16. 'So it's no surprise that, based on their price-earnings ratio, their shares have long underperformed those of most rivals.'
  17. 'Don't large corporations know that about 90% of managed funds underperform the stock market average over the long-term?'
  18. 'Since the start of this year it has been forced to issue three separate profit warnings, and its shares have underperformed its rivals by 23%.'
  19. 'Even if it has underperformed the market over a long period, has it demonstrated robustness through tough times?'
  20. 'And sometimes, the reduction can even result in your share portfolio underperforming the overall market!'
  21. 'In the 20 largest deals since 1995, the average combined company underperformed the market by nearly 13%.'

More definitions

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.

More examples(as adjective)

"ratings can be underperform."

"organizations can be underperform."

"blocs can be underperform."

"partners can be underperform."

"opportunities can be underperform."

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