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played-down Line breaks: played-down

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Definition of played-down in English:

adjective

Represented as being less important than in reality: a played-down description of atrocities
More example sentences
  • At the end, I felt cheated by a played-down story.
  • We gave what we considered a played-down version of it.
  • His romanticism is a played-down and controlled romanticism.

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