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emphasis

noun

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  1. 1 a special notice or importance given to something a prep school with a long-established emphasis on sports Synonyms of emphasis accent, accentuation, stress, underscoring, weight Words Related to emphasis attention, concentration, focus, spotlight; consequence, import, moment, note, significance, value, worth; precedence, primacy, priority, top billing; consideration, heed, regard Near Antonyms of emphasis minimization, underemphasis; disregard, indifference Antonyms of emphasis de-emphasis

  2. 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 of emphasis aggressiveness, assertiveness, vehemence, fierceness, forcefulness, intenseness, intensity, vigorousness, violenceWords Related to emphasis potency, power, strength; eloquence; ardency, ardor, fervency, fervidness, fervor, insistence, passion, warmth; stridency, vociferousness; absoluteness, clearness, directness, incision, incisiveness, plainness, straightforwardness, vividnessNear Antonyms of emphasis ambiguity, equivocation; delicacy, lightness, subtletyAntonyms of emphasis feebleness, mildness, weakness



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