Synonyms and Antonyms of play down
to express scornfully one's low opinion of
- Out of sheer envy, she would always play down her sister's accomplishments.
bad-mouth, belittle, cry down, decry, denigrate, deprecate, depreciate, derogate, diminish, discount, dismiss, disparage, kiss off, minimize, put down, run down, talk down, vilipend, write off
disapprove (of), dislike
censure, condemn, criticize, denounce, reprehend, reprobate
asperse, defame, malign, rip, slander, slur, traduce, vilify