One may be overwhelmed. In this day and age, one may also be underwhelmed (though I suspect that’s a modern “invention”). But may one be simply whelmed? A word is wanted for certain occasions, and whelmed may be it. As in: The film was neither interesting nor dull, simply whelming. Coming home after having reached fourth place in the world championship, the team were whelmed by their reception.
And so on.
I am feeling distinctly whelmed today.
Voice on the stereo: Paul Simon – The Obvious Child (Concert in the Park)