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un·der·es·ti·mate

underestimate

 
 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: uhn dr e stih meIt
inflections: underestimates, underestimating, underestimated
definition: to appraise at too low a quantity, rate, strength, value, or the like.
The press underestimated the boxer's endurance and wrongly predicted the outcome of the fight.The building collapsed because the weight of the roof was underestimated.Don't underestimate yourself; you are smart enough and qualified enough to do this job.The government underestimated both the extent of the damage and the cost of the repairs.
synonyms:
misjudge, misvalue, underrate, undervalue
antonyms:
overestimate
similar words:
belittle, deprecate, depreciate, devalue, discount, disparage, disregard, minimize, misprize, talk down
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: uhn dr e st miht
definition: an appraisal that is too low.
synonyms:
undervaluation
antonyms:
overestimate
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derivation: underestimation (n.)
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