Synonyms and Antonyms of understates
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.
de-emphasizes, downplays, plays down, soft-pedals
bad-mouths, belittles, cries down, decries, denigrates, deprecates, depreciates, derogates, dismisses, disparages, kisses off, minimizes, poor-mouths, puts down, runs down, talks down, trashes, trash-talks
exaggerates, overdoes, overdraws, overstates
elaborates, embellishes, embroiders, magnifies, pads, stretches
melodramatizes, overemphasizes, overplays, sensationalizes