rated or evaluated too low; underestimated or undervalued:It’s an accomplished album from an underrated band, and will hopefully get them the recognition they deserve.
the simple past tense and past participle of underrate.
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How to use underrated in a sentence
For a long time, Francophone Africa has been underrated by international investors despite signs pointing to the emergence of a budding startup scene.YC-backed Djamo is building a financial super app for consumers in Francophone Africa | Tage Kene-Okafor | February 5, 2021 | TechCrunch
Long known as an underrated treasure in Hollywood, King is underrated no more.A Timeline Of Regina King’s Most Memorable Yet Underrated Roles | Brande Victorian | January 15, 2021 | Essence.com
Researchers predicted that people would consistently underrate how much they might benefit from talking on the phone.People Are Discovering the Joy of Actually Talking on a Phone - Facts So Romantic | Brian Gallagher | September 23, 2020 | Nautilus
Kumar and Epley also predicted that people would consistently underrate how much they might benefit from talking on the phone.People Are Discovering the Joy of Actually Talking on a Phone - Facts So Romantic | Brian Gallagher | September 23, 2020 | Nautilus
The Sky have a steller backcourt of Sloot and her wife, sharpshooting Allie Quigley, plus they’ve gotten strong seasons from emerging wing Kahleah Copper and underrated big Cheyenne Parker.It’s Win Or Go Home This Week In The WNBA Playoffs | Howard Megdal | September 15, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
However, Tyrion is portrayed as even-tempered and intelligent, an underrated force of his own.The Abused Wives of Westeros: A Song of Feminism in ‘Game of Thrones’ | Amy Zimmerman | April 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Not that Walton isn't brilliant playing that note…go back and rematch the underrated Perfect Couples as proof.'About a Boy' Star David Walton Is No Hugh Grant, in the Best Way | Kevin Fallon | February 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
My personal favorite—by which I mean least favorite—is the still-underrated phenomenon of selfie claw hand.
I think Starship Troopers is a brilliant satire and an underrated masterpiece.Eli Roth, Director of ‘The Green Inferno,’ On His Favorite Bloody Movie Kills | Eli Roth | September 14, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Is he an underrated actor—which I, for one, believe he is—or a one-trick pony?Keanu Reeves on ‘Man of Tai Chi,’ ‘Bill & Ted’ & ‘Point Break’ | Marlow Stern | September 13, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Indeed, his greatness was in his character rather than in his genius; and yet I think his genius has been underrated.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I | John Lord
He loved a correct and classic diction, and never underrated style, so long as style was not an excuse for poverty of thought.The Life of Mazzini | Bolton King
He underrated her perseverance, and exaggerated his own strength of reluctance, innate and acquired.The Life of Nelson, Vol. I (of 2) | A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
Montezuma had underrated the strength of his adversary and had undertaken the conquest without sufficient preparation.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 5 | Hubert Howe Bancroft
But there certainly was a time when he was shamefully underrated.The Romany Rye | George Borrow