Translation of "understatement" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˌʌn.dəˈsteɪt.mənt/ us /-dɚ-/

a statement that describes something in a way that makes it seem less important, serious, bad, etc. than it really is, or the act of making such statements

To say that her resignation was a shock would be an understatement – it caused panic.
‘It didn’t go well? ’ ‘That’s the understatement of the year/decade/century. It was a disaster.’

(Translation of “understatement” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)