1. make too low an estimate of

    Synonyms : underrate
    Antonyms : overestimate
    Type Of : misjudge
    Examples :
    • he underestimated the work that went into the renovation
    • Don't underestimate the danger of such a raft trip on this river
  2. assign too low a value to

    Synonyms : undervalue
    Antonyms : overestimate
    Type Of : value
    Examples :
    • Don't underestimate the value of this heirloom-you may sell it at a good price
  3. make a deliberately low estimate

    Synonyms : lowball
    Type Of : judge, gauge, guess, estimate, approximate
  4. an estimation that is too low; an estimate that is less than the true or actual value

    Synonyms : underestimation, underrating, underreckoning
    Type Of : approximation, estimate, estimation, idea


  1. an official at a baseball game

    Synonyms : ump
    Type Of : official
  2. someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue

    Synonyms : arbiter, arbitrator
    Type Of : evaluator, judge
    Examples :
    • an umpire was appointed to settle the tax case
  3. be a referee or umpire in a sports competition

    Synonyms : referee
    Type Of : judge


  1. a husband who murders his wife

    Type Of : hubby, husband, married man
  2. the murder of a wife by her husband

    Type Of : execution, murder, slaying


  1. not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention

    Synonyms : improper, unlawful
    Examples :
    • an unconventional marriage
  2. not conforming to accepted rules or standards

    Antonyms : conventional
    Examples :
    • her unconventional dress and hair style
  3. not conventional or conformist

    Antonyms : conventional
    Examples :
    • unconventional life styles


  1. in the nature of something though not readily apparent

    Synonyms : implicit in, inherent
    Examples :
    • an underlying meaning
  2. being or involving basic facts or principles

    Synonyms : fundamental, rudimentary
    Examples :
    • underlying principles
  3. located beneath or below


  1. not likely to be true or to occur or to have occurred

    Synonyms : improbable
    Examples :
    • legislation on the question is highly unlikely
  2. having a probability too low to inspire belief

    Synonyms : improbable, unbelievable, unconvincing
  3. has little chance of being the case or coming about

    Antonyms : likely
    Examples :
    • an unlikely story
    • an unlikely candidate for reelection
    • a butcher is unlikely to preach vegetarianism


  1. greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation

    Synonyms : exorbitant, extortionate, outrageous, steep, unconscionable
    Examples :
    • usurious interest rate


  1. not capable of being carried out or put into practice

    Synonyms : impracticable, infeasible, unworkable
    Examples :
    • a suggested reform that was unfeasible in the prevailing circumstances

urban legend

  1. a story that appears mysteriously and spreads spontaneously in various forms and is usually false; contains elements of humor or horror and is popularly believed to be true

    Type Of : account, news report, report, story, write up


  1. lacking social polish

    Synonyms : gauche, graceless
  2. not carefully reworked or perfected or made smooth by polishing

    Antonyms : polished
    Examples :
    • dull unpolished shoes