Entry from British & World English dictionary
Represented as being less important than in reality: a played-down description of atrocities
More example sentences
- 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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