understatement (uncountable)

  1. An incomplete statement, particularly:
    1. (uncountable, rhetoric) A figure of speech whereby something is made to seem smaller or less important than it actually is, either through phrasing or lack of emphasis, often for ironic effect; meiosis.
      A master of understatement
    2. An instance of such phrasing or lack of emphasis.
      Now that's an understatement.
    3. An incomplete disclosure that intentionally withholds relevant information.
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