understated

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adjective un·der·stat·ed \ˌən-dər-ˈstā-təd\

Definition of understated

  1. :  avoiding obvious emphasis or embellishment understated elegance

understatedly

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Examples of understated in a sentence

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

Circa 1909

First Known Use of understated

circa 1909


UNDERSTATED Defined for English Language Learners

understated

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adjective un·der·stat·ed \ˌən-dər-ˈstā-təd\

Definition of understated for English Language Learners

  • : expressed or done in a quiet or simple way



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