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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At the conclusion of each assignment structure's project, student reflections were analyzed through the same reconstruction process to determine the relationship between control of assignment structure on achievement of each type of student--the gifted achiever, gifted underachiever, advanced achiever, and advanced underachiever.
Previous research suggests that underachievers appear to display negative attitudes toward school (Bruns, 1992; Clark, 1988; Diaz, 1998; Ford, 1996; Frankel, 1965; Mandel & Marcus, 1988; McCall Evahn, & Kratzer, 1992; Rimm, 1995).
Curley labelled the former jockey-turned-presenter an underachiever in the course of his verbal attack.
An examination of those he slaughtered at Haydock surely demonstrates that Beef Or Salmon always runs below par outside Ireland, L Ami is a reliable plodder, Ollie Magern has been out of form for ages, Iris's Gift is a serious underachiever over fences and Kingscliff is now hopelessly moody.
And droll underachiever Tim (Martin Freeman) still tries, badly, to conceal his feelings for Dawn (Lucy Davis), who left for America with her insensitive boyfriend but is returning for a holiday party amid the cubicles and depressing ambient light of computer screens.
10 Cheltenham)An underachiever in first season over hurdles, but a gelding operation in the summer did the trick and he led throughout on his return.
As a moderate handicap winner, Divine Quest was something of an underachiever.
Paul Nicholls' six-year-old had looked something of an underachiever over fences until he strode home by four lengths from Redemption, with Kandjar D'Allier third, Whereareyounow fifth and Palarshan 11th.
I think I've been an underachiever since I've come here,'' Corey said.
C'mon Timmy, you're the biggest underachiever since MaliVai Washington.
Drago, by his own admission, has been a massive underachiever down the years but still feels there is a ranking title in him.
On the day this chronic underachiever was to have graduated from junior college, he owns up to his parents that his robe is from a costume store and there's no associate degree with his name on it.