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put·down

or put-down  (po͝ot′doun′)
n. Informal
A critical, disparaging, or humiliating remark.
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put′-down`

or put′down`,



n.
1. a landing of an aircraft.
2. Informal. a disparaging or snubbing remark.
[1960–65]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.put-down - a crushing remark
derision - contemptuous laughter
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
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put-down

noun humiliation, slight, snub, knock (informal), dig, sneer, rebuff, barb, sarcasm, kick in the teeth (slang), gibe, disparagement, one in the eye (informal) She was getting very sick of his put-downs.
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Translations

put-down

[ˈpʊtˌdaʊn] N (= act) → humillación f; (= words) → frase f despectiva
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