Definitions for understateˌʌn dərˈsteɪt
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understate, minimize, minimise, downplay(verb)
represent as less significant or important
to state something with less completeness than needed; to minimise or downplay.
to state something with a lack of emphasis, in order to express irony.
to state a quantity that is too low.
to state or represent less strongly than may be done truthfully
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David I do not, for one, think that the problem was that the band was down. I think that the problem *may* have been, that there was a Stonehenge monument on the stage that was in danger of being *crushed* by a *dwarf*. Alright That tended to understate the hugeness of the object.
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