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underestimate

un·der·es·ti·mate

underestimate

 
 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: uhn dr e stih meIt
inflections: underestimated, underestimates, underestimating
definition: to appraise at too low a quantity, rate, strength, value, or the like.
I underestimated his endurance in the race.
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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