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played down

adjective as in low-key


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Seoul, which wants to engage Pyongyang, deliberately played down matters.

Conservative commentators have played down the differences between Francis and his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI.

Even the State Department played down expectations ahead of the meeting.

Boston authorities played down reports that a Saudi national who suffered injuries at the scene has been arrested.

One influential Democratic consultant in Connecticut played down the disclosure, whose impact, he said, was waning by the hour.

He sat over the keyboard and played down on the keys, thus striking them heavily, instead of pressing and moulding the tone.

I have the impression he'd like to see this whole thing played down, so he'll be on our side, more or less and for the time being.

A pump was also rigged and manned, which, with a hose attached to it, played down the hatchway.

You know the little trick we played down the road didn't work?

But this night I played slowly, played down, so that all could get it.

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On this page you'll find 32 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to play down, such as: belittle, de-emphasize, gloss over, minimize, mute, and soften.

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