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-key||Restrained in style or quality.|
|muted||(of colour or lighting) not bright; subdued.|
|subdued||Restrained in style or quality.|
Children were subdued and silent.
|unostentatious||Exhibiting restrained good taste.|
|unpretentious||Not 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)
|abate||Reduce or remove (a nuisance.|
The storm abated.
|curtail||Reduce in extent or quantity; impose a restriction on.|
Civil liberties were further curtailed.
|decrease||The amount by which something decreases.|
The rate of decrease became greater.
|decrement||A reduction or diminution.|
The dose was reduced by 10 mg weekly decrements.
|demote||Move (someone) to a lower position or rank, usually as a punishment.|
She was demoted because she always speaks up.
|depletion||The act of decreasing something markedly.|
The depletion of the ozone layer.
|diminish||Make or become less.|
The pain will gradually diminish.
|diminished||Diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use.|
A diminished role for local government.
|diminution||The statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration (usually half the length of the original.|
The disease shows no signs of diminution.
|downgrade||Rate lower; lower in value or esteem.|
Some jobs had gradually been downgraded from skilled to semi skilled.
|downplay||Understate the importance or quality of.|
This report downplays the seriousness of global warming.
|dwindle||Become smaller or lose substance.|
Her savings dwindled down.
|extenuate||Lessen 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.
The years have lessened the gap in age between us.
|lower||The lower of two berths.|
The lower levels of the building.
|minimize||Reduce (something, especially something undesirable) to the smallest possible amount or degree.|
They may minimize or even overlook the importance of such beliefs.
|palliate||Provide physical relief, as from pain.|
There is no way to excuse or palliate his dirty deed.
|reduce||Reduce 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.
|reduction||An 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.
|rundown||A 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.
|shorten||Make or become shorter.|
As skirts shortened so heels rose.
|shrink||Move back or away, especially because of fear or disgust.|
Hot water will shrink the sweater.
|shrinkage||The act of stealing goods that are on display in a store.|
The material lost 2 inches per yard in shrinkage.
|shrinking||Becoming smaller in size or amount.|
The shrinking market has provoked a massive price war.
|understatement||A statement that is restrained in ironic contrast to what might have been said.|
A master of English understatement.
|undervalue||Underestimate the financial value of (something.|
The company s assets were undervalued in its balance sheet.
|weaken||Destroy property or hinder normal operations.|
His resistance had weakened.
|wince||Make a face indicating disgust or dislike.|
He winced at the disgust in her voice.