Underrated vs Overrated - What's the difference?

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Overrated is an antonym of underrated.

Underrated is an antonym of overrated.


As adjectives the difference between underrated and overrated

is that underrated is not given enough recognition for its quality while overrated is given an undue amount of credit for quality or merit in a field; not necessarily related to popularity.

As verbs the difference between underrated and overrated

is that underrated is (underrate) while overrated is (overrate).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

underrated

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Not given enough recognition for its quality
  • * 2014 , , " Southampton hammer eight past hapless Sunderland in barmy encounter", The Guardian , 18 October 2014:
  • Koeman identified Southampton’s third as their finest goal of the game. Jack Cork, the most underrated player at a much-lauded club, swept the ball out wide to Tadic, who waited for Cork to run to the back post before chipping the ball across to him to slam in a deserved goal from close range, despite an attempted block by Vito Mannone.

    Antonyms

    * overrated

    Verb

    (head)
  • (underrate)
  • overrated

    English

    Alternative forms

    * over-rated

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Given an undue amount of credit for quality or merit in a field; not necessarily related to popularity.
  • My sister is an overrated singer.

    Antonyms

    * underrated

    Verb

    (head)
  • (overrate)