Belittle and Understate

Belittle

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Belittle verb – To express scornfully one's low opinion of.
Understate and belittle are semantically related in downplay topic. In some cases you can use "Understate" instead a verb "Belittle".
Nearby Word: belittling
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Understate

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Understate verb – Represent as less significant or important.
Belittle and understate are semantically related in downplay topic. You can use "Belittle" instead a verb "Understate".
Nearby Words: understatement, understating
Synonyms for Understate
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Understate and Belittle. (2016). Retrieved 2020, September 23, from https://thesaurus.plus/related/belittle/understate
Belittle & Understate. N.p., 2016. Web. 23 Sep. 2020. <https://thesaurus.plus/related/belittle/understate>.
Understate or Belittle. 2016. Accessed September 23, 2020. https://thesaurus.plus/related/belittle/understate.

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