Definition of "understatement" [un•der•state•ment]

  • (noun) A disclosure or statement that is less than complete.
  • (noun) Restraint or lack of emphasis in expression, as for rhetorical effect.
  • (noun) Restraint in artistic expression.

Use "understatement" in a sentence

  • "In the end, Mr. Castro, 34, opted for what he described as understatement: pink eye shadow, a bright pink V-neck shirt and intermittent outbursts of tears."
  • "Business Standard Taxman says DLF diverted funds, questions role of auditors The I-T authorities have slapped a tax liability of Rs 300-400 crore on realty leader DLF over what they called understatement of income and fund diversion by the company."
  • "The word "understatement" was used a number of times during the call when Reid discussed his trip."

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