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meanings of understatement


  1. A figure of speech whereby something is made to seem smaller or less important than it actually is, either through phrasing or lack of emphasis, often for ironic effect; meiosis.
  2. An incomplete disclosure that intentionally withholds relevant information.
  3. An instance of such phrasing or lack of emphasis.
  4. An incomplete statement.

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