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1. understatement  (noun) 
a statement that is restrained in ironic contrast to what might have been said

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litotes / meiosis - understatement for rhetorical effect (especially when expressing an affirmative by negating its contrary)

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  Opposite of:
    exaggeration     overstatement     magnification


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