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Definitions for underestimate
ˌʌn dərˈɛs təˌmeɪt; -mɪt, -ˌmeɪtun·der·es·ti·mate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. underestimate, underestimation, underrating, underreckoningverb

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

  2. undervalue, underestimateverb

    assign too low a value to

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

  3. lowball, underestimateverb

    make a deliberately low estimate

    "The construction company wanted the contract badly and lowballed"

  4. underestimate, underrateverb

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. underestimatenoun

    An estimate or perception that is too low.

  2. underestimateverb

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Underestimateverb

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

  2. Underestimatenoun

    the act of underestimating; too low an estimate

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Underestimate

    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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of underestimate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of underestimate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of underestimate in a Sentence

  1. Marie-France Kern:

    Cooking with tomatoes doesn’t have to be complicated. Don’t underestimate the versatility of a platter of slow roasted tomatoes.

  2. Homer Simpson, The Simpsons:

    Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers.

  3. Marcos Pena:

    Making sweeping changes to your campaign strategy is at times to underestimate the voter.

  4. Walmart US chief Greg Foran:

    I never underestimate them, i've been competing against Aldi for 20-plus years. They are fierce and they are good.

  5. Chief Executive Jacques Gounon:

    Public authorities underestimate the migrant situation.

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    a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)
    • A. sheath
    • B. tingle
    • C. nitrile
    • D. elan

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