Definition of underact in English:


Syllabification: un·der·act
Pronunciation: /ˌəndərˈakt


[no object]
  • Act a part in a play or film in an overly restrained or unemotional way.
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    • I think this movie may mark the only time in recorded history when he managed to underact in a part.
    • It's a caper film, with all the obligatory touchstones of the genre and everyone underacts to great effect.
    • DeNiro underacts brilliantly, creating a character whose obsessive concern for control and order is both his means to the top and his undoing.

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