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“understated” in British English

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understatedadjective

uk /ˌʌn.dəˈsteɪ.tɪd/ us /ˌʌn.dɚˈsteɪ.t̬ɪd/

not trying to attract attention or impress people:

approving He's very elegant, in an understated way.

(Definition of “understated” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“understated” in American English

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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)