UNDERESTIMATE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of UNDERESTIMATE
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underestimate
 v.  make too low an estimate of the quantity; undervalue
Classic Sentence:
1  It never pays to underestimate your opponent's strength and intelligence.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIV
2  There was the inevitable tendency of war to underestimate the prejudices of the master and the ignorance of the slave, and all seemed clear sailing out of the wreckage of the storm.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VI
3  Honey was a fool, a silly, a simpleton about men, but she had a feminine instinct about other women that Scarlett had underestimated.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
Example Sentence:
1  One thing I think you underestimate is how much in the minority you are.
2  A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
3  Psychologists have determined that overconfidence causes people to overestimate their knowledge, underestimate risks.
4  Never underestimate your power to change yourself.
5  None of us should ever underestimate the degree of difficulty women face in career advancement.
6  The official figures are a gross underestimate of the true number.
7  He miscalculated badly when he underestimated the response of the international community to the invasion.