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Synonyms for understatement
ˌʌn dərˈsteɪt mənt, ˈʌn dərˌsteɪt-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. understatement(noun)

    a statement that is restrained in ironic contrast to what might have been said

    Antonyms:
    magnification, exaggeration, overstatement

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "understatement":

    euphemism, undervaluation, underestimation, underpricing, under-estimation, undervaluing, underestimate

How to pronounce understatement?

Alex
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Daniel
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Karen
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Veena
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How to use understatement in a sentence?

  1. Adam Seth Litwin:

    In the wake of the current spike in COVID hospitalizations, calling the labor market for registered nurses' cutthroat' is an understatement, even if the health care sector can somehow find more beds, it can not just go out and buy more front-line caregivers.

  2. Director Mueller:

    Problematic is an understatement in terms of what it displays in terms of giving some hope or some boost to what is and should be illegal activity.

  3. Paul Manafort:

    To say I have been humiliated and ashamed would be a gross understatement.

  4. Laura Whitmore:

    To say I'm excited to be heading to Cape Town to host Love Island, the biggest show on television, is an understatement, i want to thank ITV for trusting me at the helm of this huge show. I wish it was in better circumstances ; Caroline is a brilliant host and also a friend. We've spoken a lot in the last few days since she stepped down. She has been very kind to me and strongly pushed me for this role.

  5. David Marcus:

    The pressure has been intense( understatement), and I respect their decision to wait until there's regulatory clarity for( Libra) to proceed.


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