underestimation

(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Estimation of too low a value
Nouns — underestimation, underrating, undervaluing, etc.; depreciation, making light of. See detraction, misjudgment, contempt.
Verbs — underestimate, underrate, undervalue, underreckon; depreciate, disparage, detract from; not do justice to; misprize, disprize; slight, neglect; slur over; make light of, play down, underplay, understate, take no account of; minimize, belittle.
Adjectives — underestimated, underrated, etc.
Quotations — No man ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American voter (H. L. Mencken), Let us not underrate the value of a fact; it will one day flower into a truth (Henry David Thoreau).
Antonyms, see exaggeration.

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