underestimate, underestimation, underrating, underreckoning(verb)
an estimation that is too low; an estimate that is less than the true or actual value
assign too low a value to
"Don't underestimate the value of this heirloom-you may sell it at a good price"
make a deliberately low estimate
"The construction company wanted the contract badly and lowballed"
make too low an estimate of
"he underestimated the work that went into the renovation"; "Don't underestimate the danger of such a raft trip on this river"
An estimate or perception that is too low.
To perceive (someone or something) as having a lower value, quantity, worth etc. than what it actually has.
to set to/ low a value on; to estimate below the truth
the act of underestimating; too low an estimate
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
un-dėr-es′ti-māt, v.t. to estimate at too low a rate: to set too low a value on.—n. an insufficiently high opinion.
The numerical value of underestimate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of underestimate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
You can never underestimate the stupidity of the general public.
There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
I really don't think it is ever going to happen, then again, one thing I've learned is never to underestimate the ingenuity of physicists, so never say never.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Images & Illustrations of underestimate
Translations for underestimate
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- subestimarCatalan, Valencian
- Unterschätzung, unterschätzenGerman
- sottostimare, sottovalutare, sottostimaItalian
- לְהַמעִיט בְּעֵרכּוֹHebrew
- 軽視, 過小評価Japanese
- ënnerschätzenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- undervurdereNorwegian Nynorsk
- fazer pouco, subestimar, menosprezarPortuguese
- недооценка, недооценить, недооцениватьRussian
- underskattning, underskatta, undervärdering, undervärderaSwedish
- తక్కువ అంచనా వేయుTelugu
Get even more translations for underestimate »
Find a translation for the underestimate definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these underestimate definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"underestimate." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 20 Aug. 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/underestimate>.