Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Adjective: understated  ,ún-du(r)'stey-tid
  1. Exhibiting restrained good taste
    "the room is pleasant and understated";
    - unostentatious, unpretentious
Verb: understate  ,ún-du(r)'steyt
  1. Represent as less significant or important
    "Again the raw growth numbers understate the gain in economic well-being";
    - minimize, minimise [Brit], downplay

See also: tasteful, tasty [US]

Type of: inform

Antonym: overstate

Encyclopedia: Understate