Examples of underplay in a Sentence
Don't underplay the importance of exercise.
I thought she underplayed her character.
Recent Examples of underplay from the Web
As his out-of-work dad, Jim Belushi amps down his typical bluster, even underplaying at times.
Trump's rush to claim credit for the opening also underplays the contribution of other key players.
And Omri Schein amusingly underplays the role of backstage handyman/understudy Timothy, who appropriately helps Lamb’s stage crew turn the set for each act.
Averages errors also tend to underplay the chance of a wide difference between the early polls and the end result.
Still, the Kansas Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Prevention Program, a function of the state Department of Health and Environment, isn't underplaying any threat.
One of the criticisms of the human potential movement has been about its tendency to overemphasize the human potential for good and to underplay the evil, or dark side, of human nature.
Still, that potentially underplays how filmmakers have risen to the occasion, introducing wrinkles that bring just enough freshness to some of these exercises.
The Taliban, which has a history of exaggerating its battlefield victories and underplaying its defeats, insisted none of their forces had been present at the ceremony.
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UNDERPLAY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of underplay for English Language Learners
: to make (something) seem less important than it actually is : to give too little attention to (something)
: to show too little emotion when acting in a play, movie, etc.
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