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understated

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(Entry 1 of 2)

not excessively showy
  • the actor's understated interpretation of the lead role is surprisingly compelling

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understated

verb
past tense of understate

Synonyms & Antonyms of understated (Entry 2 of 2)

to say that (something) is smaller, less important, etc., than it really is
  • He understated his taxable income.
  • She's trying to understate the issue/problem.

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The first known use of understated was circa 1909

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“Understated.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/understated. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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