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underact

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Pronunciation: /ʌndərˈakt
 
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Definition of underact in English:

verb

[no object]
Act a part in a play or film in an overly restrained or unemotional way.
Example sentences
  • 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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