understate

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to state a quantity that is too low
to state something with less completeness than needed; to minimise or downplay
to state something with a lack of emphasis, in order to express irony
to fail to put strongly enough, as a case
{f} represent less strongly than what the facts would justify, express too weakly, state restrainedly
To state or represent less strongly than may be done truthfully
represent as less significant or important
If you understate something, you describe it in a way that suggests that it is less important or serious than it really is. The government chooses deliberately to understate the increase in prices overstate, exaggerate. to describe something in a way that makes it seem less important or serious than it really is   overstate
understated
Simple past tense and past participle of understate
understated
Restrained and unpretentious
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restraint or lack of emphasis, especially for ironic effect
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a disclosure or statement that is less than complete
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exhibiting restrained good taste; "the room is pleasant and understated
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If you describe a style, colour, or effect as understated, you mean that it is not obvious. I have always liked understated clothes -- simple shapes which take a lot of hard work to get right. his typically understated humour. = subtle. an understated style is one that is attractive because it is simple and does not have too many decorations = subtle
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exhibiting restrained good taste; "the room is pleasant and understated"
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- a figure of speech that says something less than is actually intended
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{i} representing something less strongly than what the facts would justify, statement expressing something in a restrained manner
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The act of understating, or the condition of being understated; that which is understated; a statement below the truth
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The ironic minimizing of fact, understatement presents something as less significant than it is The effect can frequently be humorous
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The opposite of hyperbole, understatement (or litotes) refers to a figure of speech that says less than is intended Understatement usually has an ironic effect, and sometimes may be used for comic purposes, as in Mark Twain’s statement, "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated " See also hyperbole, irony
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Understatement is the practice of suggesting that things have much less of a particular quality than they really have. He informed us with massive understatement that he was feeling disappointed. typical British understatement
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If you say that a statement is an understatement, you mean that it does not fully express the extent to which something is true. To say I'm disappointed is an understatement He was getting very hard to live with, and that's the understatement of the year
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a statement that is restrained in ironic contrast to what might have been said
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