Definition Of underestimate
an estimate that is too low.
The government's statistics on the quantity of fish being exported should be considered gross underestimates .
estimate (something) to be smaller or less important than it actually is.
the administration has grossly underestimated the extent of the problem
Example Of underestimate
As noted, this number is actually probably a gross underestimate .
‘They can underestimate us as much as they like,’ adds Hines scornfully.
Back on his home patch, people are less likely to underestimate him.
Businesses grossly underestimate the spending power of disabled people, says the commission.
But it could be a mistake for political opponents to underestimate him.