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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Adults who are highly invested in underachievers may despair that doors to a productive future will be closed for underachievers.
They should be worried, and so should every business owner, business manager, politician, and every American--even those potentially embarrassed underachievers.
To meet the first qualification, underachiever, the grade-point-averages (GPAs) of the students were computed based on report-card evaluations in reading, language, mathematics, science, and social studies.
But I am unclear why music for a Scottish film from 1983 should be considered "one of the anthems of our Geordie nation", especially given Newcastle's motley crew of overpaid international underachievers.
PERENNIAL underachievers Spain are to take two psychologists with them to Germany in an attempt to force a turnaround in their traditionally disappointing World Cup fortunes.
Think: Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter and David Wain are three Marx Brothers-style underachievers in spiffy suits cavorting through Dadaistic misadventures: performing random open-heart surgeries, winning a toaster for killing a Nazi, averting political assassinations.
For many youth, visual and auditory memory strengths do not develop prior to the fourth-through sixth grades at the earliest; for underachievers, not until high school (Dunn, 1988).
ALEX SMITH has demanded his Dundee United underachievers inject a mean streak into their play.
But the Seasiders who have been the great League of Wales underachievers in recent years can rightly feel aggrieved that they did not return home with a point.
Spain are infamous underachievers on the world stage, but Raul believes that lack of success could work in their favour against rivals such as Argentina, Brazil or France.
Romano will be shown the door at the end of the season as Bonetti clears out the squad's underachievers.
Youngsters with ADHD are often disruptive, fidgety, clumsy, have poor short-term memory and are underachievers.