underachiever


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un·der·a·chiev·er

(ŭn'dĕr-ă-chēv'ĕr),
One who manifests underachievement.

underachiever

A person whose achievements are less than what is predicted to be possible, based on his or her aptitudes, intelligence, and socioeconomic status.
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Mandel and Marcus (1995) discussed six typical underachiever styles, based on their clinical work: Coasters, Anxious Underachievers, Identity Searchers, Wheeler-Dealers, Sad Underachievers, and Defiant Underachievers.
public schools did away with the academic Honor Roll because, a news story said, it has "become an apparent source of embarrassment for some underachievers.
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Wade's next outing will be against Dutch underachiever Michael van Gerwen, who posted an improved display to oust Peter Wright 3-1 on Wednesday evening.