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【understatement】在多语言下的意思、翻译、词源、用法、例句

英语(English)

词源(Etymology)

under- +‎ statement

名词(Noun)

understatement (usually uncountable, plural understatements)

  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.

同义词(Synonyms)

反义词(Antonyms)

下义词(Hyponyms)

  • (rhetorical device, stating something by denying its opposite): litotes
  • (instance of its use, extreme brevity): laconism

关联词(Related terms)

翻译(Translations)


Dutch

词源(Etymology)

Borrowed from English understatement.

发音(Pronunciation)

  • Hyphenation: un‧der‧state‧ment

名词(Noun)

understatement n (plural understatements)

  1. understatement

同义词(Synonyms)


Italian

词源(Etymology)

Borrowed from English understatement.

名词(Noun)

understatement m (invariable)

  1. understatement

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