understated

adjective un·der·stat·ed \ ˌən-dər-ˈstā-təd \
|Updated on: 8 Jul 2018

Definition of understated

: avoiding obvious emphasis or embellishment
  • understated elegance

understatedly

adverb

Examples of understated in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of understated

circa 1909

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Definition of understated for English Language Learners

  • : expressed or done in a quiet or simple way



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