understatement

understatement

  1. [ andæsteitmænt] (taivutus: understatementi/a tai -ä, -lla tai -llä ja niin edelleen) vähätelmä.

Taivutus:
yks. nom. understatement
yks. part. understatementia
mon. gen. understatementien
mon. ill. understatementeihin

Synonyymisanakirja

understatement

lausunto, litoteesi.

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Englannin sanakirja

understatement englanniksi

  1. An incomplete statement, particularly:

  2. puhekieltä 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.

  3. A master of understatement

  4. An instance of such phrasing or lack of emphasis.

  5. Now that's an understatement.

  6. An incomplete disclosure that intentionally withholds relevant information.

  7. (l)

  8. English understatement

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