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Bleak façades, I thought, understated as only the very wealthy can understate them. DOUBTING THOMAS (1993)
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British English: understate VERB
If you understate something, you describe it in a way that suggests that it is less important or serious than it really is.
The government chooses deliberately to understate the increase in prices.
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