Related formsun·der·stat·ed·ness, noun
Definition for understated (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), un·der·stat·ed, un·der·stat·ing.
Related formsun·der·state·ment [uhn-der-steyt-muh nt, uhn-der-steyt-] /ˌʌn dərˈsteɪt mənt, ˈʌn dərˌsteɪt-/, noun
Examples from the Web for understated
Garfield the cat occupies an understated and often overlooked position critical to the history of televised animation.Garfield Television: The Cat Who Saved Primetime Cartoons|Rich Goldstein|November 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The profile was familiar—jutting chin, close cropped hair, shirt open, understated quiff—but not exact.This Charming Man: Meet 'Ronnissey,' Brooklyn's Fake Morrissey|Michael Moynihan|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The first time I met George and his husband, Brad, was at their understated, but elegant, ranch-style Los Angeles home.
The interiors of the cottages resemble the sort of understated living room you might find in a gracious Indian home.
To say amenities at Bowens Island are minimal is an understated joke.
"I am half mad," says she, and any one who reads the letter will conclude that she understated her mental condition.Drake, Nelson and Napoleon|Walter Runciman
They were massed, standing among benches on either side, and if anything Pyairr Ravney had understated their numbers.A Slave is a Slave|Henry Beam Piper
"I liked it, Mr. Paret," she replied simply, and I knew that she had understated.A Far Country, Complete|Winston Churchill
In order that we may understated this, it becomes necessary for us to consider the means by which it is formed.The Elements of Agriculture|George E. Waring
Instances have been known where scholars have understated their ages, hoping thereby to remain with favorite teachers.Organizing and Building Up the Sunday School|Jesse Lyman Hurlbut