Definitions for "Understatement"
The act of understating, or the condition of being understated; that which is understated; a statement below the truth.
understatement Intentional underemphasis for effect, usually ironic. See hyperbole.
n. the act of saying less than is warranted by truth, accuracy or importance. A statement which is too weak or too moderate about something or someone. 5
Keywords:  litotes, see
See Litotes.
Understatement is a form of speech in which a lesser expression is used than what would be expected. This is not to be confused with euphemism, where a polite phrase is used in place of a harsher or more offensive expression.
Keywords:  meiosis, see
See Meiosis
Keywords:  implying
implying more than is said