verb (used with object), un·der·es·ti·mat·ed, un·der·es·ti·mat·ing.
verb (used without object), un·der·es·ti·mat·ed, un·der·es·ti·mat·ing.
Origin of underestimate
Examples from the Web for underestimate
Democrats would be mistaken to underestimate Mike Huckabee, perhaps the strongest Republican presidential contender.
She really becomes the image of someone you might underestimate or take for granted.
I think people also underestimate how much we really do write it all in six days.How Aidy Bryant Stealthily Became Your Favorite ‘Saturday Night Live’ Star|Kevin Fallon|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Do not underestimate Governor Perry, because he has a record to run on that sings a real song of hope, change, and job creation.Who Does the GOP Really Have To Run Against Hillary in 2016?|Myra Adams|January 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It would be a serious error, that smile is saying, to underestimate a fearsome adversary with his best days ahead of him.
Let no one underestimate his strength, and think that his help is of no consequence.Woman and Socialism|August Bebel
I do not underestimate the hardships borne by the labor of our time.Opening Ceremonies of the New York and Brooklyn Bridge, May 24, 1883|William C. Kingsley
But this underestimate of the steepness of the mountain is checked by the deportment of its stones.Hours of Exercise in the Alps|John Tyndall
The pilot is more likely to underestimate them than otherwise, just as one does in judging distances at sea.The Red Battle Flyer|Capt. Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen
Jenny knew the difficulties, but neither did she underestimate her own resources.The Great Miss Driver|Anthony Hope