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understated

adjective un·der·stat·ed \-ˈstā-təd\

: expressed or done in a quiet or simple way

Full Definition of UNDERSTATED

:  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>

First Known Use of UNDERSTATED

circa 1909

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