nonachiever


nonachiever
n. underachiever, one who achieves less than what was expected, one who does not reach his potential, one of low achievement

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • nonachiever — /non euh chee veuhr/, n. 1. a student who fares poorly in the classroom or has failing grades. 2. any person who does not succeed or progress, esp. because of lack of interest or motivation. [1970 75; NON + ACHIEVER] * * * …   Universalium

  • nonachiever — noun a) Someone who does not get good grades. b) Someone who does not progress or move forward; someone that lacks motivation …   Wiktionary

  • nonachiever — non a•chiev′er n …   From formal English to slang

  • nonachiever — /nɒnəˈtʃivə/ (say nonuh cheevuh) noun a person who does not succeed in the various established tests designed to measure performance; a failure …   Australian English dictionary

  • nonachiever — noun a student who does not perform as well as expected or as well as the IQ indicates • Syn: ↑underachiever, ↑underperformer • Derivationally related forms: ↑underperform (for: ↑underperformer), ↑underachieve ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • educatee — noun a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution • Syn: ↑student, ↑pupil • Derivationally related forms: ↑educate, ↑studentship (for: ↑student), ↑study ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • underachiever — noun a student who does not perform as well as expected or as well as the IQ indicates (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑underperformer, ↑nonachiever • Derivationally related forms: ↑underperform (for: ↑underperformer), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • underperformer — noun 1. a student who does not perform as well as expected or as well as the IQ indicates • Syn: ↑underachiever, ↑nonachiever • Derivationally related forms: ↑underperform, ↑underachieve (for: ↑underachiever) …   Useful english dictionary

  • write something off — 1) write someone/something off dismiss someone or something as insignificant the boy had been written off as a nonachiever 2) cancel the record of a bad debt; acknowledge the loss of or failure to recover an asset he urged the banks to write off… …   Useful english dictionary


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