What is the opposite of exaggeration?

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Opposite of a statement that represents something as better or worse than it really is
“To say that the twins were a handful was an understatement of epic proportions, not suitable for the faint of heart or those with back problems.”
Opposite of a total misrepresentation of the facts
“His distaste for hypotheses is the natural reaction of a man in possession of a far superior instrument for winnowing the truth from error.”
Opposite of the action or process of manufacturing or inventing something
Opposite of an act of talking with excessive pride and self-satisfaction
Opposite of something that is made larger by size or amount
“All questions showed a decrease in knowledge retention from the first posttest to the delayed-posttest.”
Opposite of an overflowing quantity
Opposite of the state of becoming worse or more serious
Opposite of excessive elaboration
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