Definitions for underestimateˌʌn dərˈɛs təˌmeɪt; -mɪt, -ˌmeɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. underestimate, underestimation, underrating, underreckoning(verb)

    an estimation that is too low; an estimate that is less than the true or actual value

  2. undervalue, underestimate(verb)

    assign too low a value to

    "Don't underestimate the value of this heirloom-you may sell it at a good price"

  3. lowball, underestimate(verb)

    make a deliberately low estimate

    "The construction company wanted the contract badly and lowballed"

  4. underestimate, underrate(verb)

    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"


  1. underestimate(Noun)

    An estimate or perception that is too low.

  2. underestimate(Verb)

    To perceive (someone or something) as having a lower value, quantity, worth etc. than what it actually has.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Underestimate(verb)

    to set to/ low a value on; to estimate below the truth

  2. Underestimate(noun)

    the act of underestimating; too low an estimate

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