Definition of underrate in English:



  • Underestimate the extent, value, or importance of (someone or something)

    ‘a very underrated film’
    • ‘How could they have so underrated the intelligence of the voters?’
    • ‘Golf is underrated for the demands it makes on the player's balance and athleticism.’
    • ‘I still feel this was one of the most underrated albums of the last twenty years.’
    • ‘This is the thinking man's guide to one of our most underrated cities.’
    • ‘In the opinion of many, Scott remains one of the most underrated artists of his generation.’
    • ‘The man himself clearly feels that he was underrated as a player, especially by the media, and in particular by the press.’
    • ‘But they underrated his ability to find allies and play the long game.’
    • ‘Six years on it has become a cult movie, arguably the most original and underrated British film of the past two decades.’
    • ‘The most underrated element in modern cinema is the sound of silence.’
    • ‘He was underrated not just by us that day, but also by one of the greatest opening batsmen in history.’
    • ‘From traditional roast to casseroled, minced or fried, lamb is a wonderful and all too often underrated meat.’
    • ‘It is probably one of the most underrated movies of all time.’
    • ‘Some conservationists felt the report underrated the quality of the threatened environment.’
    • ‘Being open with people and saying what you feel is highly underrated in this country.’
    • ‘The admission system is a much underrated feature of the success of the school.’
    • ‘Perhaps the most underrated aspect of his game is his ability to pass protect and pick up blitzes.’
    • ‘I always knew that, but I think I probably underrated the importance of other things.’
    • ‘It was my final year of high school and I was a decent if largely underrated runner.’
    • ‘And that very fact indicates how underrated a performer he was, even that early in his career.’
    • ‘He isn't a guy who just knows how to win, which is a very underrated trait among quarterbacks.’
    undervalue, underestimate, set little store by, rate too low, not do justice to, do an injustice to, be wrong about, sell short, play down, understate, minimize, de-emphasize, underemphasize, diminish, downgrade, reduce, lessen, brush aside, gloss over, trivialize
    misprize, minify
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