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What is the opposite of emphasis?

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Noun
Opposite of special importance, value, or prominence placed on something
“With an emphasis on live music and de-emphasis on heavy hip-hop, she said she wants to distinguish her bar from the adjacent business.”
Noun
Opposite of stress given to a word or words when speaking to indicate particular importance
“Sometimes, worship leaders operate in a way where they aren't worshipping God because there will be an overemphasis on music and a de-emphasis on the Word.”
Noun
Opposite of having, showing, or characterized by force or violent energy
Noun
Opposite of the modulation of intonation or pitch in the voice
Noun
Opposite of the quality of being self-assured and aggressively confident
Noun
Opposite of a statement that represents something as better or worse than it really is
“To say that the twins were a handful was an understatement of epic proportions, not suitable for the faint of heart or those with back problems.”
Noun
Opposite of expression
Noun
Opposite of insistence
Noun
Opposite of the core or basis for something
“Briefly, the initially adsorbed liposomes seemed to collapse from the outer periphery toward the center of the liposome.”
Noun
Opposite of an open declaration of affirmation to the truth of something
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