1. understatement

noun. ['ˈʌndɝˌsteɪtmənt'] a statement that is restrained in ironic contrast to what might have been said.


  • litotes
  • statement


  • falsehood
  • truth
  • con

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Rhymes with Understatement

  • abandonment
  • abatement
  • aberrant
  • abhorrent
  • abortifacient
  • abridgement
  • absent
  • absorbent
  • abstinent
  • abundant
  • accelerant
  • accident
  • accompaniment
  • accompaniment
  • accomplishment
  • accountant
  • accouterment
  • accoutrement
  • achievement
  • acknowledgement

Sentences with understatement

1. Noun, singular or mass
If the later is true then understatement is key.

2. Adjective
To say it adds a celestial pop to your living room is an understatement.

Quotes about understatement

1. Kitten, this is my best mate, Charles, but you can call him Spade. Charles, this is Cat, the woman I’ve been telling you about. You can see for yourself that everything I’ve said is…an understatement.
- Jeaniene Frost, Halfway to the Grave