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[ US /ˈəndɝˈɛstəˌmeɪt, ˈəndɝˈɛstəmət/ ]
  1. make too low an estimate of
    Don't underestimate the danger of such a raft trip on this river
    he underestimated the work that went into the renovation
  2. make a deliberately low estimate
    The construction company wanted the contract badly and lowballed
  3. assign too low a value to
    Don't underestimate the value of this heirloom-you may sell it at a good price
  1. an estimation that is too low; an estimate that is less than the true or actual value
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How To Use underestimate In A Sentence

  • The amount of strain that measuring the heights of all admitted children puts on the medical and nursing staff should not be underestimated.
  • A force that believes it is invulnerable might dismiss or underestimate an opponent's strength, will or commitment.
  • The difficulties that arise from the different demands made by the grammatical systems of different languages in translation should not be underestimated.
  • '' What I really resent is that people underestimated me, '' she said. Archive 2007-07-01
  • Ministers underestimated the magnitude of the task confronting them.
  • The firm underestimated the size of the market for their new product.
  • Officials admit that the figures are an underestimate, as they are based on incident reports from soldiers with incomplete information.
  • Since individual univalents or bivalents in some nuclei may lie too close to each other to be resolved unambiguously, this method underestimates the frequency of achiasmate chromosomes.
  • The official figures are a gross underestimate of the true number.
  • We underestimated how long it would take to get there.
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