Words nearby understatement
How to use understatement in a sentence
To say I’m disappointed, frustrated are all understatements.Maryland’s newcomers lead the way in stunning rout at Penn State|Emily Giambalvo|November 8, 2020|Washington Post
It is not an understatement to say that this is the most anticipated book release of the season—if not the year.
To call Nia Long an ageless beauty would be an understatement.Happy Birthday Nia Long! These Photos Prove She Absolutely Doesn’t Age|Charli Penn|October 30, 2020|Essence.com
To say that this has been a stressful year is a gross understatement.Stop doomscrolling on social media and read a book|matthewheimer|October 25, 2020|Fortune
To say that the travel industry has been hit hard by the pandemic is an understatement.Are you ready to start traveling for work again? TripActions’ CEO is banking on it|Michal Lev-Ram, writer|September 15, 2020|Fortune
That may sound like the understatement of the century, and maybe it is.After the Israel Synagogue Massacre: A New Intifada?|Michael Tomasky|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And considering his massive music-industry thumb print, that “you oughta know” Jack Antonoff is an understatement.The Rise of Jack Antonoff, the Taylor Swift Whisperer|Kevin Fallon|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To say that the past few years have been a watershed period of improvement for LGBT America is an understatement.
To say that James Gunn is ecstatic is a vast understatement.‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Filmmaker James Gunn on His Glorious Space Opera and Rise to the A-List|Marlow Stern|August 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was a massive understatement when Frieden said, “This is a very delicate area, so to speak.”Why Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Babies Keep Getting Herpes|Emily Shire|July 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Howells realized the unwisdom and weakness of dogmatic insistence, and the strength of understatement.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
This is the typical understatement of Old English rhetoric: it can only point to deliberate treachery on the part of the Eotens.Beowulf|R. W. Chambers
There is more danger of doing the injustice of understatement in commemorating a character so rounded and symmetrical.
You can say I have gone out on a trial run, which won't be a lie, only an understatement.
Her every manner convinced you comments as such were guilty of the grossest understatement.The Land of Look Behind|Paul Cameron Brown
British Dictionary definitions for understatement
Cultural definitions for understatement
A form of irony in which something is intentionally represented as less than it is: “Hank Aaron was a pretty good ball player.”