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Definition of Understatement

Understatement

  1. The act of understating, or the condition of being understated; that which is understated; a statement below the truth.

Understatement Quotations

Whether you are sixteen or over sixty, remember, understatement is the rule of a fine makeup artist.
Helena Rubinstein

A discerning eye needs only a hint, and understatement leaves the imagination free to build its own elaborations.
Russell Page

I'm obsessive. That's the word for me. I obsess - perhaps to the point where it's moderately dysfunctional. I tend to put a book through about 100 revisions. If anything, that's an understatement. If there's another author out there who does this sort of revision, I would really like to meet him. Maybe we could form some sort of support group.
Patrick Rothfuss

It's not an understatement to say that I owe everything as an actor to 'Merlin.' It was pretty much my first job, and I didn't know what I was doing for many years on it. It wasn't until the third and fourth series - the fourth series especially - that I really found my feet with the character, and as an actress.
Katie McGrath

The understatement is the English contribution to comedy.
Jim Davis
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Understatement Translations

understatement in German is Untertreibung, Unterbewertung