underreact

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under- +‎ react

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underreact (third-person singular simple present underreacts, present participle underreacting, simple past and past participle underreacted)

  1. (intransitive) To react inadequately.
    • 2009 October 11, Conrad De Aenlle, “When Emotions Move the Markets”, in New York Times[1]:
      “Investors tend to underreact to positive fundamental change,” said Horacio Valeiras, chief investment officer of Nicholas-Applegate Capital Management.

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