Understatement

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Understatement is the tendency to form of speech or disclosure which contains an expression of lesser strength than what would be expected.

Understatement is an aspect of British culture that is somewhat culturally specific and therefore might not be appreciated by learners.[1]

See also Embellishment.

References[edit]

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_understatement An example of a poor Wikipedia article.