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Definition of "underrate" []

  • To rate too low; underestimate. (verb-transitive)
  • To underestimate (verb)

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Use "underrate" in a sentence
  • "Thousands of misleading mortgages to easily fooled people hopeful at the chance to own a home WITH Wall Street gambling on them, against them AND improperly insuring them after paying ratings companies to underrate the risk to goose the underwriting = what happened and why we're suffering. haren"
  • "Thousands of misleading mortgages to easily fooled people hopeful at the chance to own a home WITHOUT Wall Street gambling on them, against them AND improperly insuring them after paying ratings companies to underrate the risk to goose the underwriting = thousands of foreclosures, and the banks, for the most part, go on their merry way owning a lot more property than they previously did."
  • "First, Michael Ratcliffe in The Times (London): Most British reviews have taken Mr. Vidal with total seriousness, up to a point, but to conclude, as some have, that Myra Breckinridge is a novel about sex as the source of all ultimate power is greatly to underrate its subtlety."