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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 ?
It is insisted that eight duels a week--four for each of the two days--is too low an average to draw a calculation from, but I will reckon from that basis, preferring an understatement to an overstatement of the case.
In contrast, little authoritative or semi-authoritative guidance is available to help auditors identify the risks of and select appropriate audit procedures to address the potential for material understatements.
25137 exception is applicable to understatements for any taxable year for which the statute of limitations on assessments had not expired as of Sept.
However, this election does not apply to tax understatements (or portions thereof) caused by the other party about which the electing individual had actual knowledge at the time of signing the joint return (Sec.
Section 512 of the bill would add a penalty for understatements of tax for transactions lacking economic substance.
Although [section] 6015(b) expands traditional innocent spouse relief to include all understatements of tax attributable to erroneous items of the non-innocent spouse, the same issues will continue to be contested as under former [section] 6013(e).
As with prior law, an innocent spouse election is available only for understatements the IRS has already assessed, not for unpaid tax obligations shown on a filed return.
Accuracy-related penalties include negligence, substantial understatements and substantial overstatements.
The former applies to smaller understatements that are less than 10% of the tax that should have been shown on the return; the latter applies to larger understatements that are either more than $5,000 or more than 10% of the tax that should have been shown on the return, whichever is greater.
The Internal Revenue Code imposes an accuracy-related penalty on understatements of tax.
California's noneconomic substance transaction understatement (NKST) penalty imposes a 20 percent penalty for understatements attributable to noneconomic substance transactions (CA Rev.