UNDERSTATED: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for UNDERSTATED?

Need another word that means the same as “understated”? Find 5 synonyms and 30 related words for “understated” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Understated” are: unostentatious, unpretentious, low-key, muted, subdued

Understated as an Adjective

Definitions of "Understated" as an adjective

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “understated” as an adjective can have the following definitions:

  • Exhibiting restrained good taste.
  • Presented or expressed in a subtle and effective way.

Synonyms of "Understated" as an adjective (5 Words)

low-keyRestrained in style or quality.
muted(of colour or lighting) not bright; subdued.
Muted anger.
subduedRestrained in style or quality.
Children were subdued and silent.
unostentatiousExhibiting restrained good taste.
Unostentatious elegance.
unpretentiousNot attempting to impress others with an appearance of greater importance, talent, or culture than is actually possessed.
In spite of his fame he was thoroughly unpretentious.

Usage Examples of "Understated" as an adjective

  • Understated elegance.
  • The room is pleasant and understated.

Associations of "Understated" (30 Words)

abateReduce or remove (a nuisance.
The storm abated.
curtailReduce in extent or quantity; impose a restriction on.
Civil liberties were further curtailed.
decreaseThe amount by which something decreases.
The rate of decrease became greater.
decrementA reduction or diminution.
The dose was reduced by 10 mg weekly decrements.
demoteMove (someone) to a lower position or rank, usually as a punishment.
She was demoted because she always speaks up.
depletionThe act of decreasing something markedly.
The depletion of the ozone layer.
diminishMake or become less.
The pain will gradually diminish.
diminishedDiminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use.
A diminished role for local government.
diminutionThe statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration (usually half the length of the original.
The disease shows no signs of diminution.
downgradeRate lower; lower in value or esteem.
Some jobs had gradually been downgraded from skilled to semi skilled.
downplayUnderstate the importance or quality of.
This report downplays the seriousness of global warming.
dwindleBecome smaller or lose substance.
Her savings dwindled down.
extenuateLessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of.
Even the fact that you once helped to save my life could not extenuate your offence.
lessenMake smaller.
The years have lessened the gap in age between us.
lowerThe lower of two berths.
The lower levels of the building.
minimizeReduce (something, especially something undesirable) to the smallest possible amount or degree.
They may minimize or even overlook the importance of such beliefs.
palliateProvide physical relief, as from pain.
There is no way to excuse or palliate his dirty deed.
reduceReduce in scope while retaining essential elements.
The sauce should reduce to one cup.
reducible(of a polynomial) able to be factorized into two or more polynomials of lower degree.
Shakespeare s major soliloquies are not reducible to categories.
reductionAn arrangement of an orchestral score for piano or for a smaller group of performers.
We must see if the fracture requires reduction.
retrench(of an organization or individual) reduce costs or spending in response to economic difficulty.
The company had to retrench.
rundownA concluding summary (as in presenting a case before a law court.
A rundown in the business would be a devastating blow to the local economy.
shortenMake or become shorter.
As skirts shortened so heels rose.
shrinkMove back or away, especially because of fear or disgust.
Hot water will shrink the sweater.
shrinkageThe act of stealing goods that are on display in a store.
The material lost 2 inches per yard in shrinkage.
shrinkingBecoming smaller in size or amount.
The shrinking market has provoked a massive price war.
understatementA statement that is restrained in ironic contrast to what might have been said.
A master of English understatement.
undervalueUnderestimate the financial value of (something.
The company s assets were undervalued in its balance sheet.
weakenDestroy property or hinder normal operations.
His resistance had weakened.
winceMake a face indicating disgust or dislike.
He winced at the disgust in her voice.

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