Understatement

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Understatement definition and pronunciation

Understatement is a form of speech or disclosure which contains an expression of less strength than what would be expected. This is not to be confused with euphemism, where a polite phrase is used in place of a harsher or more offensive expression.

The pronunciation of understatement is un-der-state-ment.

Understatement synonyms and examples

Synonyms for understatement are: distortion, litotes, restraint, underestimate. And an example of understatement is "It's no BIG DEAL my dad just died" or "My knee is broken in three places so its going to be sore for I while."

Understatements part of speech and derivations

The part of speech understatement is, a noun, the derivations to the noun is,

Verb: Understate Adjective: Understated Adverb: understatedly

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