Understatement

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  • a statement that is restrained in ironic contrast to what might have been said

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  • a statement that is restrained in ironic contrast to what might have been said

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Understatement'


  • Understatement: Understatement is a form of speech or disclosure which contains an expression of less strength than what would be expected. This is not to be confused
  • The Age of the Understatement: For the album's title song, see The Age of the Understatement (song). The Age of the Understatement is the debut album by The Last Shadow Puppets, featuring
  • The Age of the Understatement (song): "The Age of the Understatement" is the first single released by The Last Shadow Puppets. It was released on 14 April 2008 in the United Kingdom on Domino

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  • RBS Suspends Three Employees, May Claw Back Pay Amid Forex Fine
    Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc Chief Executive Officer Ross McEwan told reporters, “Those who have been found lacking in conduct or accountability terms will be dealt with appropriately. To say that I’m angry would be an understatement.” Read more on this news related to 'Understatement'
  • A ‘card carrying nerd’ explains why Google Glass is too dorky even for him
    To say that Google Glass has an image problem would be an understatement. Although Google will tell you that the device has an amazing future, many early adopters who shelled out $1,500 for the headset have grown very disillusioned with it and now don’t wear it anymore. In a long piece on Google Glass’s rise and fall, Reuters interviews one such person who exp Read more on this news related to 'Understatement'
  • Dean McDermott Defends Himself After Infamous Cheating Scandal: ''I'm a Good Guy That Messed Up''
    It would be an understatement to say that this season of True Tori has been anything but tumultuous. Following a headline-making cheating scandal, Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott... Read more on this news related to 'Understatement'

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