un·​der·​rat·​ed ˌən-dər-ˈrā-təd How to pronounce underrated (audio)
: rated or valued too low
an underrated movie/book
… Francis, surely the most underrated player in the league, led the improbable comeback.E. M. Swift
Alfred Hitchcock's final film, Family Plot, is a very underrated 1976 comedy-thriller about a phony psychic's accidental involvement with jewel thieves.Joe Leydon

Examples of underrated in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1778, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of underrated was in 1778

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“Underrated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underrated. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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