Answered By: James Whitmer Last Updated: May 28, 2020 Views: 3
Understatement is the downplaying of something's true significance. It is the opposite of hyperbole. Some examples are
- "It's just a minor setback" when referring to a devastating problem,
- "I'm only a little tired," when you are visibly exhausted,
- "It is memorable," when referring to something gaudy, and
- "It was slow," when referring to dreadfully boring work shift.
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