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  1. understate

    • IPA[ʌndəˈsteɪt]

    英式

    • v.
      describe or represent (something) as being smaller or less good or important than it really is
    • verb: understate, 3rd person present: understates, gerund or present participle: understating, past tense: understated, past participle: understated

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    動詞

    • 1. describe or represent (something) as being smaller or less good or important than it really is the press have understated the extent of the problem
    • adj.
      presented or expressed in a subtle and effective way: understated elegance

    Oxford Dictionary

    • adj.
      presented or expressed in a subtle and effective way: understated elegance

    Oxford American Dictionary

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    • IPA[ˌəndərˈstāt]

    美式

    • v.
      describe or represent (something) as being smaller, worse, or less important than it actually is: the press has understated the extent of the problem

    Oxford American Dictionary