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1. downplay

verb. ['ˈdaʊnˌpleɪ'] understate the importance or quality of.

Synonyms

  • accentuate
  • background
  • punctuate
  • accent
  • wave off
  • emphasize
  • play down
  • soft-pedal
  • emphasise

Antonyms

  • foreground
  • take away
  • flatter
  • maximise

Etymology

  • down- (English)
  • play (English)
  • playen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Downplay

  • foreplay
  • horseplay
  • interplay
  • screenplay
  • swordplay

Sentences with downplay


1. Verb, base form
Basic string bikini bottoms and boy shorts should typically be avoided for those who want to downplay full hips.

Quotes about downplay


1. Emotion is always multiplied in the art of a person who doesn't really show much emotion. It once expanded deep within his hidden soul, and following the downplay his audience is blown away.
- Criss Jami, Killosophy

2. downplay

verb. ['ˈdaʊnˌpleɪ'] represent as less significant or important.

Synonyms

  • trivialize
  • minimize
  • trivialise
  • minimise
  • inform

Antonyms

  • increase
  • maximize
  • deceive
  • scene

Etymology

  • down- (English)
  • play (English)
  • playen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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