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underpraise

[ uhn-der-preyz ]
/ 藢蕦n d蓹r藞pre瑟z /
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verb (used with object), un路der路praised, un路der路prais路ing.
to praise to a lesser degree or extent than the circumstances warrant.
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Origin of underpraise

First recorded in 1690鈥1700; under- + praise
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