misemphasize

verb mis·em·pha·size \ ˌmis-ˈem(p)-fə-ˌsīz \

Definition of misemphasize

misemphasized; misemphasizing
: to give a misplaced or wrong emphasis to (something)
  • Inspiration needn't be very apposite; but the appositeness of this "first little throb" has perhaps been misemphasized.
  • —Martin Amis

First Known Use of misemphasize

1917

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