underrated

adjective
un·​der·​rat·​ed | \ ˌən-dər-ˈrā-təd How to pronounce underrated (audio) , ˌən-də- \

Definition of underrated

: 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

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1778, in the meaning defined above

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“Underrated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underrated. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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