Synonyms and Antonyms of emphasis
1 a special notice or importance given to something <a prep school with a long-established emphasis on sports> Synonyms accent, accentuation, stress, underscoring, weight Related Words attention, concentration, focus, spotlight; consequence, import, moment, note, significance, value, worth; precedence, primacy, priority, top billing; consideration, heed, regard Near Antonyms minimization, underemphasis; disregard, indifference Antonyms de-emphasis
2 the quality or state of being forceful (as in expression) <the emphasis with which my parents issued the warning about smoking left no doubt that they were serious> Synonyms aggressiveness, assertiveness, vehemence, fierceness, forcefulness, intenseness, intensity, vigorousness, violenceRelated Words potency, power, strength; eloquence; ardency, ardor, fervency, fervidness, fervor, insistence, passion, warmth; stridency, vociferousness; absoluteness, clearness, directness, incision, incisiveness, plainness, straightforwardness, vividnessNear Antonyms ambiguity, equivocation; delicacy, lightness, subtletyAntonyms feebleness, mildness, weakness
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