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1. underestimate

verb. ['ˈʌndɝˈɛstəˌmeɪt, ˈʌndɝˈɛstəmət'] make too low an estimate of.

Synonyms

  • underrate
  • misjudge

Antonyms

  • distant
  • fail
  • pass

Etymology

  • estimate (English)
  • aestimatus (Latin)
  • under- (English)

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Example sentences of the word underestimate


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Don’t underestimate the power of exercise as a way to stay energized and upbeat.

2. Verb, base form
Do not underestimate the power of fat because your body needs it to thrive.

Quotes containing the word underestimate


1. You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world's problems at once but don't ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.
- Michelle Obama

2. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia

3. A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
- Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless

2. underestimate

verb. ['ˈʌndɝˈɛstəˌmeɪt, ˈʌndɝˈɛstəmət'] make a deliberately low estimate.

Synonyms

  • approximate
  • judge
  • lowball
  • gauge
  • estimate

Antonyms

  • disapprove
  • reject
  • convict
  • acquit

Etymology

  • estimate (English)
  • aestimatus (Latin)
  • under- (English)

3. underestimate

verb. ['ˈʌndɝˈɛstəˌmeɪt, ˈʌndɝˈɛstəmət'] assign too low a value to.

Synonyms

  • value

Antonyms

  • overestimate
  • qualify

Etymology

  • estimate (English)
  • aestimatus (Latin)
  • under- (English)

4. underestimate

noun. ['ˈʌndɝˈɛstəˌmeɪt, ˈʌndɝˈɛstəmət'] an estimation that is too low; an estimate that is less than the true or actual value.

Synonyms

  • estimation
  • idea
  • underrating
  • underreckoning
  • underestimation
  • estimate

Antonyms

  • disrespect
  • conception
  • misconception
  • exact

Etymology

  • estimate (English)
  • aestimatus (Latin)
  • under- (English)
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