Translation of underplay in Spanish:


minimizar, v.

Pronunciation /ˌəndərˈpleɪ//ʌndəˈpleɪ/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (play down)
    (importance) minimizar
    (danger/issue) quitarle importancia a
    (danger/issue) restarle importancia a
    • And yet, we believe that these movements have tended to underplay or even deny a very important dimension of human life - the spiritual dimension.
    • The film's greatest strength is that it takes classic elements like perpetual rainfall and creepy subterranean settings and underplays them.
    • ‘We shouldn't underplay the role celebrities play in the development of young people,’ he said.
    • However, one should never underplay the romantic potential of the Internet.
    • His laid-back attitude possibly disguises some internal strife for there is no underplaying the importance of every point won and lost at this stage.
    • The point is important and is sometimes underplayed; it is well made in this volume too.
    • Oddly, the report tried to underplay these important factors.
    • More than anyone else, Bobby himself would wish to underplay his disability and to concentrate on his achievements, for that is really what is important to him.
    • ‘Only a fool would underplay the important role you played in our history,’ he said.
    • I knew he'd underplay the role he's had in the project.
  • 2

    (scene/part) interpretar de manera contenida o sin el debido énfasis
    • This is no different; the guy just knows how to underplay a role and spit out brilliant one-liners.
    • He is a master of understatement; all of his actors underplay their parts.
    • In the title role, he underplays the part nicely.
    • She doesn't rely on the standard femme fatale clichés, but underplays the role.
    • She never overplays her role nor underplays it - in essence, she was the perfect choice for this role and makes a stunning cinematic debut.
    • The rest of the cast either underplays their role or overplays it to the point of being far too cartoonish.
    • He underplays the role at times, but really gives the movie a boost when he is on screen.
    • She is suitably endearing, though that is due to her natural looks and good sense in underplaying her role.
    • The more she underplays her singing, the better the results.
    • A strong script, able direction, and a stellar cast who underplay their roles make it very worthy of at least a rental.
    • Owen has a tendency to underplay his roles - an approach that serves him well here.
    • It required that I act just ‘perfect’, overacting or even underplaying the role would have ruined the effect of the film.
    • He wisely underplays his role, evoking a man of deep contradictions.
    • He underplays the role, but that is what was required.
    • The mob scenes and concert craziness are actually underplayed, since no one would really believe the kind of mass frenzy the group created.
    • Despite its subject matter, the film is unsentimental and avoids the conventions of melodrama, with some of the most intense scenes being quietly underplayed and restrained.