Examples from the Web for understatement
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 actress Lee Grant has seen it all would be an understatement.
To say that the aftermath has been messy would be an understatement.
“It seems that we have a little problem,” Christianson said, making what would probably be the understatement of the century.A Prize for Edie|Jesse Franklin Bone
Many times was an understatement, Latham thought wretchedly.One Purple Hope!|Henry Hasse
He was not going to miss anything in the way of a chance of “getting a rise” out of the Administration, by understatement.The American Occupation of the Philippines 1898-1912|James H. Blount
It should be added that he appreciated as few Germans do the rhetorical value of understatement.
I perceived Wenceslaus, in a moment of understatement, to be more than a little disaffected.The Land of Look Behind|Paul Cameron Brown
British Dictionary definitions for understatement
Culture 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.”