underemphasize love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To fail to give enough emphasis to.

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  • v. To place insufficient emphasis on.

Etymologies

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under- +‎ emphasize

Examples

  • They tend to underemphasize the potential for violent upheaval.

    Social Security and Real Production, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • This is particularly important for many women, who tend to underemphasize their accomplishments.

    Undervaluing Your Worth

  • It tends to underemphasize the power shifts that have occurred in the hemisphere, the variation in terms of institutional development, the opportunities that exist, or the role of the private sector in shaping agendas and relations.

    Obama's Latin American Policy: Talking Like It's 1999

  • As a former engineer in oil drilling services, I cannot underemphasize “stupid.”

    BP’s “small people”

  • I do think that Zark overemphasizes IQ, but not as much as my Progressive colleagues underemphasize it, to the point of self-satire.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Is the U.S. “One of the Largest Muslim Countries in the World”?

  • It goes a crucial step further, and I wouldn't underemphasize the point that the idea that this is all about women's choice, that these women freely choose to dress that way, I think that's easy to exaggerate.

    Unsteady States

  • The bias leads diffusion researchers to ignore the study of ignorance about innovations, to underemphasize the rejection or discontinuance of innovations, to overlook re-invention, and to fail to study antidiffusion programs designed to prevent the diffusion of “bad” innovations like crack cocaine or cigarettes, for example.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • Managers and union leaders both generally overemphasize the importance of pay as a source of dissatisfaction of employees and underemphasize the importance of such concerns as security, job satisfaction, and opportunity Bass & Ryterband, 1979.

    The Bass Handbook of Leadership

  • Moreover, in an attempt to highlight the global dimensions of this struggle, Strachan devotes considerable attention to the conflict waged in Africa and western Asia, which in a short work serves to underemphasize the war on the Western Front — indisputably the crucial theater.

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  • Thus, I tend to underemphasize the importance of psychotropics because so many people rely exclusively on them.

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