understatement

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understatement /ˌʌndɚˈsteɪtmənt/ noun
plural understatements
understatement
/ˌʌndɚˈsteɪtmənt/
noun
plural understatements
Learner's definition of UNDERSTATEMENT
[count] : a statement that makes something seem smaller, less important, etc., than it really is
[noncount] : the practice of describing things in a way that makes them seem smaller, less important, etc., than they really are
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