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Underwhelmed and lexicography
It apparently is down here south of the border:
verb transitive UN*DER*WHELMED , UN*DER*WHELM*ING , UN*DER*WHELMS
(1) To fail to excite, stimulate, or impress: "He is just as entitled to be
underwhelmed by the prospect of reigning over a fourth-class nation as the rest
of us are by the prospect of living in it" Source: Peter Jay
THE AMERICAN HERITAGE
DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
(aren't electronic dictionaries great?) :)
Kenneth Milstead Tulane University
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