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played-down Line breaks: played-down

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of played-down in English:


Represented as being less important than in reality: a played-down description of atrocities
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  • Those ignored or played-down studies have consistently failed to produce results commensurate with astrological claims.
  • Neither of us is big on the mushy romance of it all and thats just fine because we've always shared that kind of played-down sentimentality.
  • His romanticism is a played-down and controlled romanticism.
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