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underact Line breaks: under|act
Pronunciation: /ʌndərˈakt/

Definition of underact in English:


[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.

Words that rhyme with underact

abreact, abstract, act, attract, bract, compact, contract, counteract, diffract, enact, exact, extract, fact, humpbacked, impact, interact, matter-of-fact, pact, protract, redact, refract, retroact, subcontract, subtract, tact, tract, transact, unbacked, untracked
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