To describe something in a way that makes it seem less important, serious, bad etc. than it really is
Synonyms And Examples
Example: The journalist wrote that the earthquake had cause some damage. This turned out to be a massive understatement of the devastation
My Example: The news report said that the car crash was a small incident. This turned out to be a even more serious understatement about the incident
Definition: restrain in design, presentation etc.
Definition: to state or represent less strongly facts that would bear out; set forth in weak terms