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ˌʌn dərˈsteɪ tɪdun·der·stat·ed

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. understated, unostentatious, unpretentiousadjective

    exhibiting restrained good taste

    "the room is pleasant and understated"


  1. understatedadjective

    Restrained and unpretentious.


  1. Understated

    Understated is the eighth solo album by the Scottish singer/songwriter Edwyn Collins, released 25 March 2013 on AED Records. It reached number 66 in the UK album charts upon its week.


  1. understated

    Understated refers to something expressed or presented in a subtle, restrained, or deliberately low-key manner, often intentionally downplayed or modest. This term can apply to a style of clothing, speech, decor, behavior or anything else that is deliberately not showy or attention-grabbing.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of understated in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of understated in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of understated in a Sentence

  1. Rande Gerber and George Clooney:

    We worked on Casamigos for over five years and we took our time and had the patience to get it right, the bottle and label are understated and really simple. Our focus is on what’s inside the bottle.

  2. Carlyle Hall:

    The dislocation and the disruption that would be caused by something as great as this just can’t be understated, this will not make things better.

  3. Barbara Lee:

    He's living up to what he knows is right, and he was very clear in his statement as to why this was important, this has been a long time coming, but the importance of the Joe Biden administration issuing this can't be understated.

  4. Salman Baig:

    In spite of the significant sell-off of most growth-oriented assets since mid-February, we are concerned there is further downside ahead, the violent market action should not be understated, but the underlying cause – an accelerating pandemic requiring large parts of the economy to shut down – is still with us.

  5. Freya Rose:

    I do n’t think Kate Moss is going to go for anything ostentatious, kate Moss style is generally quite simple and unfussy – and maybe a little bit [ bohemian ] at heart. I think Kate Moss will have elements of some beautiful details – in the tiara or buckles or with monogramed features – but I think the dress itself will be quite understated.

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