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Understatement - Definition

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Standard Definition

[n] a statement that is restrained in ironic contrast to what might have been said

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litotes, meiosis, statement

Misc. Definitions

\Un"der*state`ment\, n. The act of understating, or the condition of being understated; that which is understated; a statement below the truth.