under-statement

[ uhn-der-steyt-muh nt, uhn-der-steyt- ]SEE DEFINITION OF under-statement

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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNDER-STATEMENT

“If I have a foible, it is under-statement,” returned Hadria, with a half-smile.

It was delightfully extravagant, or a miracle of under-statement.

It will be seen that the account given in the text is an under-statement.

Their restraint and under-statement are evident when they are compared with Western mystics.

The Greek word was particularly used of an under-statement in the nature of dissimulation.

To say that Mr. Lincoln was a man who had the courage of his convictions would be rather an under-statement.

But both sages have already the Chinese characteristics of humour, restraint, and under-statement.

In Chinese poetry there is an apparent absence of passion which is due to the same practice of under-statement.

WORD ORIGIN

1799, from under + statement. Understated, with reference to clothing, is recorded from 1957.

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