understatement

understatement(
uhn
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duhr
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steyt
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mihnt
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (trivialization)
a. quedarse corto (verb)
It's an understatement to say that it gets a little cold in Maine.Decir que hace un poco de frío en Maine es quedarse corto.
b. el eufemismo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
It would be an understatement to say that the mayor isn't known for his integrity.Sería un eufemismo decir que nuestro alcalde no se conoce por su integridad.
2. (subtlety)
a. la mesura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
While the solos of many other musicians were ornate and complex, Miles was a master of understatement.Mientras los solos de muchos otros músicos eran elaborados y complejos, Miles era un maestro de la mesura.
b. el comedimiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Robert is a very polite man, distinguished by a sense of decency and understatement.Robert es un hombre muy respetuoso, caracterizado por su decencia y comedimiento.
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understatement
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a.
that's an understatement!¡eso es quedarse corto!
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understatement [ˈʌndəˌsteɪtmənt]
noun
1 (underestimate) [of rate, level, growth] subestimación (f)
these figures are an understatement estas cifras son una subestimación
while the official number of people carrying the virus is low, the figure is described by health ministry officials as an understatement This is probably another understatement
2 (not exaggeration)
I think that's something of an understatement creo que eso es quedarse corto; to say I'm disappointed is an understatement decir que estoy desilusionado es quedarse corto
to say it was good is quite an understatement
interesting? that's the understatement of the year! ¿interesante? ¡eso es quedarse corto!
to say he's insensitive is the understatement of the year! to say that I felt awful would have been the understatement of the year He was getting very hard to live with, and that's the understatement of the year "Joey's not sensitive to other people's feelings" - "that's the understatement of the century" "He's just so wonderful." - "wonderful is the understatement of the year" "interesting" - "that's the understatement of the year!" the understatement of the year
3 (restraint) moderación (f)
typical British understatement la típica moderación británica; el típico comedimiento británico (formal)
They had been speaking with the deliberate understatement of professional people After I stopped for tyres the car was all right for a couple of laps and then developed understeer again
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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