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tr.v. un·der·rat·ed, un·der·rat·ing, un·der·rates
To rate too low; underestimate.
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Noun1.underrating - an estimation that is too lowunderrating - an estimation that is too low; an estimate that is less than the true or actual value
approximation, estimate, estimation, idea - an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth; "an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea how long it would take"
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She was too useful for him to permit himself to be influenced by questions of beauty into underrating her value, and he was a respectable husband, if not a kind one.
His judgment was not warped by latent female jealousies, and he avoided the error into which the housekeeper had fallen, self-deluded -- the error of underrating the impression on Noel Vanstone that Magdalen had produced.
Although he did not think that there was anything wrong with the Pakistani team, Mujahid however, said that Pakistan should have guarded against underrating Zimbabwe as despite their numerous on and off-field problems, the team has a crucial blend of youth and experience given that they had also played against Pakistan as recently as 2011.