make light of
phrasal to treat as of little account

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • make light of — index discount (disbelieve), disparage, underestimate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • make light of — {v. phr.} To treat an important matter as if it were trivial. * /One ought to know which problems to make light of and which ones to handle seriously./ Compare: LAUGH OFF. Contrast: MAKE MUCH OF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make light of — {v. phr.} To treat an important matter as if it were trivial. * /One ought to know which problems to make light of and which ones to handle seriously./ Compare: LAUGH OFF. Contrast: MAKE MUCH OF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make light of — verb To regard without due seriousness; to joke or disregard inappropriately. I wish you wouldnt make light of the matter, when it obviously means a great deal to him …   Wiktionary

  • make light of — Synonyms and related words: be blind to, be caught out, be inattentive, be unwary, belittle, blink at, connive at, cool it, de emphasize, deprecate, depreciate, disparage, disregard, downplay, give no heed, go easy, hear nothing, ignore, let pass …   Moby Thesaurus

  • To make light of — Light Light, a. [Compar. {Lighter} (l[imac]t [ e]r); superl. {Lightest}.] [OE. light, liht, AS. l[=i]ht, le[ o]ht; akin to D. ligt, G. leicht, OHG. l[=i]hti, Icel. l[=e]ttr, Dan. let, Sw. l[ a]tt, Goth. leihts, and perh. to L. levis (cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To make light of — make make, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {made} (m[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {making}.] [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. mak?n, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahh?n to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. {Match} an equal.] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • make much of — {v. phr.} To make something seem of more worth or importance than it really is; praise. * /Visitors made much of the new collie./ * /The boy made much of the hard things of his mountain climb./ Contrast: MAKE LIGHT OF, MAKE LITTLE OF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make much of — {v. phr.} To make something seem of more worth or importance than it really is; praise. * /Visitors made much of the new collie./ * /The boy made much of the hard things of his mountain climb./ Contrast: MAKE LIGHT OF, MAKE LITTLE OF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make nothing of — Synonyms and related words: be at sea, be lost, belittle, de emphasize, deprecate, depreciate, disparage, downplay, give up, make light of, make little of, minimize, misestimate, misprize, not understand, pass, play down, sell short, set at… …   Moby Thesaurus

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