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Underwhelmed and lexicography



It apparently is down here south of the border:


underwhelm                                                                     
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un*der*whelm                                                                   
                                                                               
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                                         
            Third Edition                                                      
            Copyright 1992                                                     
Houghton Mifflin Company.  All rights reserved.                                

(aren't electronic dictionaries great?)  :)
                                                                               
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