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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.
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in an understated manner
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News of his roster spot was delivered while Gillan and his father were at The Flying Monkey Pub in Cleveland's Tremont .The Browns fanbase has already embraced the kid who Woodburn understatedly describes as "not your typical punter".
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