Synonyms and Antonyms of emphasis

  1. 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. 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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