verb (used with object), un·der·stat·ed, un·der·stat·ing.
or represent less strongly or strikingly than the facts would bear
forth in restrained, moderate, or weak terms: The casualty lists understate the extent of the disaster.
un·der·state·ment /ˌʌndərˈsteɪtmənt, ˈʌndərˌsteɪt-/ [uhn-der-steyt-muhnt, uhn-der-steyt-] Show IPA , noun
is always a great word to know.
So is ninnyhammer. Does it mean: