underachiever, underperformer, nonachiever(noun)
a student who does not perform as well as expected or as well as the IQ indicates
One who underachieves by performing less well than expected.
An underachiever is a person and especially a student who fails to achieve his or her potential or does not do as well as expected. Of particular interest is academic underachievement. Studies of individuals who have not realised their apparent potential have identified learning disabilities, ADHD, and many other educational problems, and enabled methods of addressing these problems. Current theories among academic scholars prefer to address underperformance problems with remedial help. Academic under-achievement can also be attributed to relatively intelligent or gifted students, who do not perform as expected either because they are bored or choose not to excel. For example, the academically successful daughter of two college professors who drops out of university may be looked upon as an underachiever. The term is also used more generally, for example a team that contains many star players but still loses games against teams with relatively little obvious talent would be termed underachieving. A stock which achieves poor profit and/or capital gains despite sound underlying business and/or asset backing may be called underachieving.
The numerical value of underachiever in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of underachiever in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If it turns out that there is a God, I don't think that he's evil. But the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever.
Images & Illustrations of underachiever
Translations for underachiever
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for underachiever »
Find a translation for the underachiever definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these underachiever definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"underachiever." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 30 Mar. 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/underachiever>.