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1. To be swept beneath by a wave.

2. (To be) the effect of experiencing something of mediocre quality ; -ing; -ed

3. Neither good nor bad, simply existing
The movie last night was completely whelming.

I thought I would be excited by the fair, but I was whelmed at best.
by Curtis Meyer March 13, 2008
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Briefly, "the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own." Originally from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, which has a lot more beautiful neologism definitions like this you might enjoy.
I felt deep sonder thinking about the all the people who looked up this word along with me.
by rednos January 10, 2013
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Verb. To Whelm. When someone or something is distinctly average and you are not moved by him/it at all.

You need to do more than just whelm them in your interview. You need to be unforgettable.

or

"How was that job candidate?"

"He was okay. I was whelmed."
by MammaLynn April 08, 2009
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To be in a state of inflicted normality. See also OVER and UNDER whelm.

Not technically a word, but by all logic, it should be.
As referenced in "Clueless": You can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed, but can you just be whelmed?
by Dillon Flynn July 23, 2004
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