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un·der·stat·ed

 (ŭn′dər-stā′tĭd)
adj.
Not striking or obvious, as in style or ornamentation; restrained or subtle: "The waiting room is comfortable and understated" (Tony Schwartz).

un′der·stat′ed·ly adv.

understated

(ˌʌndəˈsteɪtɪd)
adj
not obvious; subtle

un•der•stat•ed

(ˌʌn dərˈsteɪ tɪd)

adj.
restrained; de-emphasized; low-key: understated elegance.
[1935–40]
un`der•stat′ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.understated - exhibiting restrained good tasteunderstated - exhibiting restrained good taste; "the room is pleasant and understated"
tasteful - having or showing or conforming to good taste
Translations

understated

[ˌʌndəˈsteɪtɪd] ADJ [style, clothes, elegance] → sencillo, discreto; [writing, manner] → sencillo; [performance, acting] → comedido

understated

[ˌʌndərˈsteɪtɪd] adj (= subtle) → discret/ète

understated

adj film etcsubtil; picture, music, coloursgedämpft; clothesunaufdringlich; performance, actingzurückhaltend, untertrieben; mannerzurückhaltend; make-upunaufdringlich
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