Definition of Understatement

1. Noun. A statement that is restrained in ironic contrast to what might have been said.

Generic synonyms: Statement
Specialized synonyms: Litotes, Meiosis
Antonyms: Overstatement
Derivative terms: Understate



Definition of Understatement

1. n. The act of understating, or the condition of being understated; that which is understated; a statement below the truth.

2. n. The act of understating, or the condition of being understated; that which is understated; a statement below the truth.

Definition of Understatement

1. Noun. a disclosure or statement that is less than complete ¹

2. Noun. restraint or lack of emphasis, especially for ironic effect ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Understatement

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Understatement

understandable
understandably
understander
understanders
understandest
understandeth
understanding
understandingly
understandingness
understandings
understands
understate
understated
understatedly
understatedness
understatement (current term)
understatements
understater
understates
understating
understaund
understeer
understeered
understeering
understeers
understimulate
understimulated
understimulates
understimulating
understock

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