Examples of underestimate in a Sentence
The city underestimated the cost of the new building.
The number of people in the crowd was underestimated by 5,000.
Never underestimate the importance of a good education.
Her talent has always been underestimated.
Recent Examples of underestimate from the Web
Don’t underestimate the power of one-on-one conversations based in reason and compassion.
To overlook the comprehensive picture of who makes up the extreme right is to seriously underestimate its reach.
Being part of a fandom is not something to underestimate.
Her power to influence and steer both husband and children shouldn’t be underestimated.
Martinique is an interesting team and should not be underestimated.
Environmental attorneys, in their appeal of the permits filed last week, said state regulators underestimated these greenhouse-gas emissions.
The depth of Michigan’s outdoor legacy is not to be underestimated.
The Philadelphia 76ers’ headliner was Markelle Fultz, but don’t underestimate the scope of their haul.
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First Known Use of underestimate
Synonymsunderrate, undervalue, sell short
Antonymsoverestimate, overrate, overvalue
Related Wordsde-emphasize, minimize, play down, soft-pedal; belittle, decry, depreciate, disparage; despise, disdain, scorn
Near Antonymsappreciate, cherish, prize, treasure, value; admire, esteem, regard, respect; adore, idolize, revere, reverence, venerate, worship
UNDERESTIMATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of underestimate for English Language Learners
: to estimate (something) as being less than the actual size, quantity, or number
: to think of (someone or something) as being lower in ability, influence, or value than that person or thing actually is
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