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  Definition of downplay
  1. understate the importance or quality of; "he played down his royal ancestry"
  2. represent as less significant or important
Similar Words: background, play down, understate, minimize, minimise

 

Hyponyms: wave off, soft-pedal, trivialize, trivialise

 

Derivational Morphology: background, minimization, minimisation, minimum, lower limit, understatement

 

 
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