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Synonyms for underestimate
ˌʌn dərˈɛs təˌmeɪt; -mɪt, -ˌmeɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. underestimate, underestimation, underrating, underreckoning(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    underrating, underestimation, underreckoning

    Antonyms:
    overvalue, overrate, overestimate

  2. undervalue, underestimate(verb)

    assign too low a value to

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

    Synonyms:
    underrate, devalue, devaluate, lowball, undervalue, depreciate

    Antonyms:
    overvalue, overestimate, overrate

  3. lowball, underestimate(verb)

    make a deliberately low estimate

    "The construction company wanted the contract badly and lowballed"

    Synonyms:
    underrate, lowball, undervalue

    Antonyms:
    overestimate, overvalue, overrate

  4. underestimate, underrate(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    underrate, lowball, undervalue

    Antonyms:
    overrate, overestimate, overvalue

Wiktionary

  1. underestimate(noun)

    Synonyms:
    underestimation, misjudge, misunderestimate

  2. underestimate(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    underestimation, misjudge, misunderestimate

  3. underestimate(verb)

    Antonyms:
    overestimate

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.

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. underestimate

    Synonyms:
    underrate, undervalue, disparage

    Antonyms:
    overrate, overvalue, exaggerate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. underestimate(v. a.)

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

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#286494underplay

How to use underestimate in a sentence?

  1. Masahiko Sato:

    What I want most to tell people is, 'Don't underestimate your abilities. There are things you cannot do but there are lots of things you can do, so do not despair, the most painful thing is when someone says 'I am pitiable'. I am not pitiable. There are inconveniences, but I am not unhappy.

  2. Anonymous:

    Ever underestimate the potential for disaster !

  3. Park Seong-bong:

    We should not underestimate how important the role of budget carriers are on a given route.

  4. Emmanuel Macron:

    I do not underestimate what Italy has been experiencing since 2015. It has also suffered many misunderstandings and injustices, i am convinced that an automatic European mechanism is needed for the reception of immigrants.

  5. Elizabeth II:

    As history has shown, the British monarchy is anything but predictable -- in two of the last three generations the second-born child has stepped up to the top job and reigned successfully, never underestimate the long-lasting potential of a royal' spare'.


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