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un·der·state·ment

 (ŭn′dər-stāt′mənt, ŭn′dər-stāt′-)
n.
1. A disclosure or statement that is less than complete.
2. Restraint or lack of emphasis in expression, as for rhetorical effect.
3. Restraint in artistic expression.

understatement

(ˌʌndəˈsteɪtmənt)
n
the act or an instance of stating something in restrained terms, or as less than it is
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.understatement - a statement that is restrained in ironic contrast to what might have been saidunderstatement - a statement that is restrained in ironic contrast to what might have been said
statement - a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day"
litotes, meiosis - understatement for rhetorical effect (especially when expressing an affirmative by negating its contrary); "saying `I was not a little upset' when you mean `I was very upset' is an example of litotes"
overstatement, exaggeration, magnification - making to seem more important than it really is

understatement

noun
1. euphemism, trivialization To say I'm disappointed is an understatement.
2. restraint, reserve, subtlety, delicacy, underplaying, understatedness, underemphasis typical British understatement
Translations
تَصْريح مُقَلَّل
slabé označení
underdrivelse
ez kevesebbet mond a valóságnálszépítõ körülmény
úrdráttur
slabé označenie
olduğundan daha hafif gösterme

understatement

[ˈʌndəˌsteɪtmənt] N
1. (= underestimate) [of rate, level, growth] → subestimación f
these figures are an understatementestas cifras son una subestimación
2. (= not exaggeration) I think that's something of an understatementcreo que eso es quedarse corto
to say I'm disappointed is an understatementdecir que estoy desilusionado es quedarse corto
interesting? that's the understatement of the year!¿interesante? ¡eso es quedarse corto!
3. (= restraint) → moderación f
typical British understatementla típica moderación británica, el típico comedimiento británico (frm)

understatement

[ˈʌndərsteɪtmənt] n
That's an understatement → C'est bien peu dire., Le terme est faible.
To say I'm disappointed is an understatement → Dire que je suis déçu serait un euphémisme.
that's the understatement of the year! → c'est bien le moins qu'on puisse dire!

understatement

understatement

[ˈʌndəˌsteɪtmənt] nunderstatement m inv
that's an understatement! → a dir poco!

understate

(andəˈsteit) verb
to state less than the truth about (something). She has understated her difficulties.
ˌunderˈstatement noun
It's an understatement to say he's foolish – he's quite mad.
References in classic literature ?
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To say that I am proud of them would be an understatement.
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When it came to securities class actions in 2014, the emerging trend in accounting-related matters was not going after internal controls, as it had been the year prior, but rather attacking understatement of liabilities and expenses.
To say that strategising medicines to treat Alzheimers disorders is important is an understatement.
A CROWN court judge told a Wrexham man that to call him a nuisance was an understatement.
6015(b) is available to electing joint filers when there is a tax understatement attributable to erroneous items of the other party if the electing individual establishes that he or she did not know of the understatement and had no reason to know of the understatement.
Summary: To say Darius Rucker is an Adele fan is a bit of an understatement.
The State Inspection for Environmental and Technical Safety accuses Vertex Gold Company of understatement of gold reserves on Jamgyr mine from 6 tons to 1.