[ US /ˈəndɝˈɛstəˌmeɪt, ˈəndɝˈɛstəmət/ ]
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
make a deliberately low estimate
The construction company wanted the contract badly and lowballed
assign too low a value to
Don't underestimate the value of this heirloom-you may sell it at a good price
- an estimation that is too low; an estimate that is less than the true or actual value
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.