underrating


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un·der·rate

 (ŭn′dər-rāt′)
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.
So our ambassador's to Cyprus being a small cog in a big wheel shouldn't be interpreted as his underrating your intelligence.