noun Date: 1916 less emphasis than is possible or desirable

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  • underemphasis — /un deuhr em feuh sis/, n. inadequate emphasis. [1960 65; UNDER + EMPHASIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • underemphasis — noun Insufficient emphasis See Also: underemphasize …   Wiktionary

  • underemphasis — n. insufficient emphasis …   English contemporary dictionary

  • underemphasis — n. (pl. emphases) an insufficient degree of emphasis. Derivatives: underemphasize v.tr. (also ise). * * * /un deuhr em feuh sis/, n. inadequate emphasis. [1960 65; UNDER + EMPHASIS] …   Useful english dictionary

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  • throwaway — hrow a*way a. 1. designed to be discarded after a single use; disposable. [PJC] 2. spoken with deliberate underemphasis; as, a throwaway line in a play. [PJC] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • underemphasize — verb To place insufficient emphasis on. See Also: underemphasis …   Wiktionary

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