underachiever


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un·der·a·chiev·er

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