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"understated" in British English

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understatedadjective

uk   /ˌʌn.dəˈsteɪ.tɪd/  us   /-dɚˈsteɪ.t̬ɪd/
not ​trying to ​attractattention or impresspeople: approving He's very ​elegant, in an understated way.
(Definition of understated from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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understatedadjective

 us   /ˌʌn·dərˈsteɪ·t̬ɪd/
not ​intended to be ​obvious: The ​apartment was luxurious but ​furnished in a ​tastefully understated way.
(Definition of understated from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “understated”
in Chinese (Simplified) 朴素的, 轻描淡写的…
in Turkish basit ama çekici, gösterişsiz ama fiyakalı…
in Russian сдержанный, простой…
in Chinese (Traditional) 樸素的, 輕描淡寫的, 不誇張招搖的…
in Polish subtelny…
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