permalinkembedsavegive gold[–]djeclipz[S] 0 points1 point2 points 3 years ago(0 children)Good. I can see why this reversal of usage would be natural and in fact, used it myself until I was corrected some years ago. Think of Parson Weem's tale in which the young George Washington delared, "I can't tell a lie". neotranslator, Jun 10, 2011 #3 Previous Thread Next Thread Loading... (You must log in or sign up to reply here.) Show Ignored Content Share This Page Tweet Log in with Facebook
Explore Thesaurus Synonyms and related words Words used for saying that something is important:essentially, importantly, basically... CloseThesaurusThe thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Loading... That we can't go low enough in our statement because the popularity is so infinitely low?
Forgive me for my extravagant reaction. I think you may be misunderestimating the angle of attack and its influence on the tail angle in the water. [GWB was not the first nor the only one to use Original: "The importance of taking this complete view of all aspects of the cycle of production and consumption cannot be overstated". It applies only to cases involving "cannot" or "impossible", and not to the many other types of apparent overnegation, such as "fail to miss".
Comments are closed. Overstated Examples Fodor's Japan (2012) states that "Karaoke is a Japanese institution whose rabid popularity cannot be understated." What does that MEAN? This doesn't correspond to current usage, and in the discussion above, I assumed that can can refer to permission as well as ability, possibility and other forms of modality.] Posted by Offline #32010-11-25 21:56:18 rfwillis Member From: Australia Registered: 2010-11-22 Posts: 19 Re: Overstated/Understated David Bird wrote: If this is common, I wonder if it not a kind of blend or
If it's necessarily true that X is not underestimating Y, that means that no estimate X could be making of Y's value could possibly be too low, and that means that I'm making 2 invitations for holiday parties... Cannot Be Overstated Synonym And so forth. Cannot Be Overstated Enough Any modal modification of a negative (not just outright negation of it) is likely to produce a positive under at least some circumstances. (The Nawatl language I work with has some
He/She means to say "overstate". Generated Fri, 11 Nov 2016 04:00:31 GMT by s_mf18 (squid/3.5.20) Seeing Clarely Menu Skip to content HOME About Me Books I've been reading Camino de Santiago 2012 Astorga to Santiago 2014 The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.global English and language change from our blog American definition and synonyms of something cannot be overstated from She suggest that phrases like cannot understate are genuinely ambiguous, not just confusing: Cannot understate and cannot overstate are like architectural elements in an M.C. Overstated Thesaurus
The forum administrator (chris dot waigl at gmail dot com) reserves the right to request users to plausibly demonstrate that they are real people with an interest in the topic of This understanding of grammar is concerned not with how people are "supposed" to use language but with how they actually do use language. Last edited by DavidTuggy (2010-11-26 00:56:43) *If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand, we would be too simple-minded to understand it* . (Possible Corollary: it is, and Otherwise they may be removed with no further justification.
Can't, or cannot, can mean something very much like must not -- and if it means that, cannot understate the importance of makes sense. Cannot Be Overemphasized In the June issue of the Atlantic Magazine (not on line yet), Barbara Wallraff proposes a new explanation for the use of phrases like we cannot understate the importance of X Explore Thesaurus This is the American English definition of something cannot be overstated.
View British English definition of something cannot be overstated.Change your default dictionary to British English. See also main entry: overstate liquid biopsy a medical test in which blood cells are One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent. Some members of our community adhere to one definition or the other—knowing the difference will help you follow some of our discussions. Cannot Be Underestimated They are understated only because the magnificence of the beach cannot be overstated.
No, create an account now. I cannot bear to think of my actions without abhorrence. In an earlier post, I related examples like cannot understate the importance of... For more of this sort of thing just do a quick Google search.
Masood, Jun 10, 2011 #2 neotranslator Senior Member Madrid, Spain Spanish, Spain Thanks Masood, I had the feeling it was something like that. I can’t help but think of Esther without thinking of that awful afternoon You couldn’t help fail to notice what a model she was to her students. It has been reversed and makes less sense. (Oh okay, I'll take the "good" if you insist that I must.) In both these cases I find it far more common to Explore Thesaurus This is the American English definition of something cannot be overstated.
I cannot overemphasize that enough. [in prayer:] The evidence is such that we could not help but mistake your presence in our lives. All rights reserved.REDDIT and the ALIEN Logo are registered trademarks of reddit inc.πRendered by PID 2740 on app-582 at 2016-11-11 04:01:09.091100+00:00 running ade3d47 country code: VE. Thanks for your understanding. Of course Washington was physically capable of uttering a false statement; by can't, he meant he chose not to.
View British English definition of overstate.Change your default dictionary to British English. Thanks for your help. B I guess I should have consulted with you in the first place. Explore Thesaurus Synonyms and related words Words used for saying that something is important:essentially, importantly, basically...
One that has been attributed to several different sources (including President Eisenhower) and, I was told by one who should know, was once used at the University of Texas in Austin Help please! 2 commentsshareall 2 commentssorted by: besttopnewcontroversialoldrandomq&alive (beta)[–]wackyvorlon 4 points5 points6 points 3 years ago(0 children)Understated means that the importance is extremely low. I find this type of language inelegant at best. neotranslator Senior Member Madrid, Spain Spanish, Spain Hello.