- Rhymes: -eɪ
- The act of underplaying.
- (transitive) To play in a subordinate, or in an inferior manner; to underact a part.
- (transitive) To make something seem less important than it really is.
- (transitive, card games) To play a low card when holding a high one, in the hope of a future advantage.
to make something seem less important — see downplay