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See definition of underplay on Dictionary.com
  • as inminimize
  • as inplay down

synonyms for underplay

  • curtail
  • decrease
  • diminish
  • downplay
  • lessen
  • play down
  • reduce
  • trivialize
  • underestimate
  • abbreviate
  • attenuate
  • belittle
  • cheapen
  • decry
  • deprecate
  • depreciate
  • derogate
  • detract
  • discount
  • disparage
  • dwarf
  • knock
  • miniaturize
  • pan
  • pooh-pooh
  • prune
  • shrink
  • cut down to size
  • knock down
  • make light of
  • make little of
  • poor-mouth
  • put down
  • run down
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antonyms for underplay

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  • develop
  • enlarge
  • expand
  • extend
  • grow
  • increase
  • lengthen
  • prolong
  • raise
  • strengthen
  • approve
  • build up
  • commend
  • compliment
  • exalt
  • laud
  • praise
  • maximize
  • overestimate
  • overrate
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How to use underplay in a sentence

The manufacturers’ websites underplayed the benefits of breastfeeding and overstated its challenges.
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There were other considerations, and I don’t want to underplay the logistical challenges posed by the pandemic.
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One of Smith's biggest internal challenges is a perception that he long underplayed the severity of the investigation — presenting it as a relatively minor accounting problem.
BILLIONAIRE PHILANTHROPIST ROBERT SMITH'S TAX FRAUD ROILS VISTA EQUITYDAN PRIMACKOCTOBER 16, 2020AXIOS
I won’t underplay the depth and complexity of California’s challenges.
IN DEFENSE OF CALIFORNIAJAMES TEMPLESEPTEMBER 4, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
These statements mark a shift for public bodies that, for decades, have underplayed health research on social issues.
RACISM USED TO BE CONSIDERED A US PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE UNTIL NIXON INTERFEREDOLIVIA GOLDHILLAUGUST 1, 2020QUARTZ
Unknown forces are all the time engaged in a mystic underplay which is the real action of the piece.
AUGUST STRINDBERG, THE SPIRIT OF REVOLTL. (LIZZY) LIND-AF-HAGEBY
Especially with a purple speech like that; you've simply got to learn to underplay.
MY FAIR PLANETEVELYN E. SMITH
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