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Synonyms for underestimate
ˌʌn dərˈɛs təˌmeɪt; -mɪt, -ˌmeɪtun·der·es·ti·mate

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  1. underestimatenoun

    underestimation, misjudge, misunderestimate

  2. underestimateverb

    To perceive (someone or something) as having a lower value, quantity, worth etc. than what it actually has.

    underestimation, misjudge, misunderestimate

  3. underestimateverb


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. underestimate

    To decry is to cry down, in some noisy, public, or conspicuous manner. A witness or a statement is discredited; the currency is depreciated; a good name is dishonored by unworthy conduct; we underestimate in our own minds; we may underrate or undervalue in statement to others. These words are used, with few exceptions, of things such as qualities, merits, attainments, etc. To disparage is to belittle by damaging comparison or suggestion; it is used only of things. A man's achievements are disparaged, his motives depreciated, his professions discredited; he himself is calumniated, slandered, etc. Compare SLANDER.

    See synonyms for PRAISE.

    belittle, carp at, decry, depreciate, derogate from, detract from, discredit, dishonor, disparage, lower, underrate, undervalue

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. underestimate

    underrate, undervalue, disparage

    overrate, overvalue, exaggerate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. underestimate, underestimation, underrating, underreckoningverb

    an estimation that is too low; an estimate that is less than the true or actual value

    underrating, underestimation, underreckoning

    overvalue, overrate, overestimate

  2. undervalue, underestimateverb

    assign too low a value to

    "Don't underestimate the value of this heirloom-you may sell it at a good price"

    underrate, devalue, devaluate, lowball, undervalue, depreciate

    overvalue, overestimate, overrate

  3. lowball, underestimateverb

    make a deliberately low estimate

    "The construction company wanted the contract badly and lowballed"

    underrate, lowball, undervalue

    overestimate, overvalue, overrate

  4. underestimate, underrateverb

    make too low an estimate of

    "he underestimated the work that went into the renovation"; "Don't underestimate the danger of such a raft trip on this river"

    underrate, lowball, undervalue

    overrate, overestimate, overvalue

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. underestimateverb

    undervalue, underrate, misprize, rate below the true value, rate too low

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How to use underestimate in a sentence?

  1. Gregory Nunn:

    Never underestimate the value of cold cash.

  2. Karim Sadjadpour:

    The forces of darkness remain pretty firmly entrenched, we shouldn't underestimate the Iranian population's will for change or underestimate the means of the Iranian regime to crush change seekers.

  3. Dick Cheney:

    I would not underestimate the weight that we, as Americans, assign to the Russian attempts to interfere with our internal political processes.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Everyone has some best abilities; don't underestimate others. They may cause you, feel sorry and pity.

  5. Kees Koolen:

    People always overestimate what they can do in one year, but they underestimate what they can do in 10-20 years.

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