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[ US /ˈəndɝˌsteɪtɪd/ ]
[ UK /ˌʌndəstˈe‍ɪtɪd/ ]
  1. exhibiting restrained good taste
    the room is pleasant and understated
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How To Use understated In A Sentence

  • Some rooms were once first-floor barns and feature original timber and stone in very modern but understated designs.
  • The implications of the refusal of the hand are clear and yet beautifully understated.
  • It has been long known as a patrician, white-shoe firm with an air so understated and secretive that at least one former exec likened it to working at the CIA.
  • It was quiet and strong and understated and open-hearted: all qualities which define this character. Lenny Kravitz to Play Cinna in Hunger Games
  • They both have a powerful sense of humour and an understated wit that makes you look very carefully at what's on the page in case you miss anything.
  • As an actor, Poitier was quite effective in his understated, quietly confident way.
  • One final piece of understated showmanship: when the band came back for the encore, they straggled on in a seemingly random fashion.
  • The chemistry between De Niro and Grodin, a solid and smart script by George Gallo and ideally understated direction by Martin Brest. Midnight Run 2 Really Happening; De Niro Returning | /Film
  • For her part, Alpert has a keen and understated wit.
  • The Canadian designer Angella Mackey makes a women's shell with a snap-in LED light strip, and L.A.-based Aether's Transit jacket has understated reflective black strips. Easy Riders
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