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verb as in minimize


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Still, the Madam Secretary cast and crew have been lately downplaying parallels to the Democratic presidential hopeful.

In fact, Harry was downplaying the disasters which plagued the ill-fated mission significantly.

“We believe they are downplaying the problem,” Sullivan says.

But Haslam notes that downplaying such things is de rigueur for female CEOs entering crisis situations.

Naples mayor Luigi de Magistris appears to be downplaying the problem out of fear that it will hurt tourism.

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On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to downplaying, 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.