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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, 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"

Wiktionary

  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

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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How to say underestimate in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Anonymous:

    Ever underestimate the potential for disaster !

  2. Douglas Noel Adams:

    A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

  3. Hun Sen:

    I need to have work done quickly, the problems the people face are not small, do not underestimate them.

  4. Bernadino Leon:

    We should be careful to not underestimate the sense of urgency and alarm underpinning this request for international support on addressing the threat of terrorism.

  5. Anonymous:

    Don't underestimate anyone bcz a broken clock will show true time twice in a day.

Images & Illustrations of underestimate

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