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understatement

US [ˈʌndərˌsteɪtmənt]
UK [ˈʌndə(r)ˌsteɪtmənt]
  • n.保守的说法;不充分的叙述;淡化;低调说法
  • Web低调陈述;轻描淡写;含蓄陈述
Plural Form:understatements  
understatement
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n.
1.
[c]
保守的说法;不充分的叙述a statement that makes sth seem less important, impressive, serious, etc. than it really is
To say we were pleased is an understatement(= we were extremely pleased) .
说我们高兴,那是轻描淡写。
‘These figures are a bit disappointing.’ ‘That's got to be the understatement of the year .’
“这些数字有点令人失望。” “那一定是本年度最保守的说法了。”
2.
[u]
淡化;低调说法the practice of making things seem less impressive, important, serious, etc. than they really are
typical English understatement
典型的英国式低调说法
He always goes for subtlety and understatement in his movies.
他总是在自己的电影中运用细腻刻画和淡化手法。

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