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verb as in minimize

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We prefer to wave away the warning signs; like The Interview, Mulholland Drive was comfortably downplayed as over-the-top satire.

In fact, what I found interesting enough to write about were the results the survey actually downplayed.

The State Department emphasized American assistance for the rebels; the White House downplayed the efficacy of that assistance.

Daylyt downplayed the gimmick, later claiming on Twitter that it was his way of saying he was finished with battle rap.

On the witness stand, De Jesus downplayed the amount of cooperation his group ever received from Arambula.

The conferees also agreed that the quota issue should be downplayed while the parties continued their discussions on that subject.

Well into 1963 he studiously downplayed the civil rights issues involved.


On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to downplayed, such as: play down, lessen, soften, whitewash, devalue, and attach little importance to.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.