underperformance

underperform

[uhn-der-per-fawrm]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
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.

Origin:
under- + perform

underperformance, noun
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underperform

verb
1. perform less well or with less success than expected; "John consistently underachieves, although he is very able"; "My stocks underperformed last year" [syn: underachieve
2. perform too rarely; "Her plays are underperformed, although they are very good" 
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