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understated

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adjective un·der·stat·ed \-ˈstā-təd\

Simple Definition of understated

  • : expressed or done in a quiet or simple way

Full Definition of understated

  1. :  avoiding obvious emphasis or embellishment <understated elegance>

un·der·stat·ed·ly adverb

Examples of understated

  1. <the actor's understated interpretation of the lead role is surprisingly compelling>



Circa 1909

First Known Use of understated

circa 1909



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