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Understatement synonyms

ŭn'dər-stāt'mənt, ŭn'dər-stāt'-
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An explanation that excludes important information for the sake of brevity, or of making the explanation or presentation easy to understand.
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  1. An explanation that excludes important information for the sake of brevity, or of making the explanation or presentation easy to understand.
  2. The process of making such an explanation.
A figure of speech consisting of an understatement in which an affirmative is expressed by negating its opposite, as in This is no small problem.
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  1. A figure of speech consisting of an understatement in which an affirmative is expressed by negating its opposite, as in This is no small problem.
  2. (Rhetoric) A figure of speech in which the speaker emphasizes the magnitude of a statement by denying its opposite; a figure of speech in which understatement is used with negation to express a positive attribute; a form of irony
  3. Understatement for effect, esp. such understatement in which something is expressed by a negation of the contrary (Ex.: not a few regrets)
The condition of being restrained, especially the condition of losing one's freedom:
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  1. The condition of being restrained, especially the condition of losing one's freedom:
  2. (Uncountable) control or caution; reserve
  3. Control of the expression of one's feelings; constraint:
A statement that twists fact; a misrepresentation.
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  1. A statement that twists fact; a misrepresentation.
  2. The alteration of the original form of a signal representing an image, a sound, a waveform, or other information.
  3. A visible or audible effect of such an alteration, such as the warping of an image or noise in an audio recording.
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Find another word for understatement. In this page you can discover 12 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for understatement, like: less than the truth, belittlement, oversimplification, modest statement, restrained statement, litotes, restraint, underestimate, underestimation, distortion and avoidance of overemphasis or exaggeration.