Definition of put-down in English:

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put-down

Pronunciation: /ˈpʊtdaʊn/

noun

informal
A remark intended to humiliate or criticize someone: a clever put-down of Tory supporters
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  • Why are humorous put-downs needed when direct criticism or insults could suffice?
  • Clearly, the writers saved all of their best insults and put-downs for his character.
  • In the next article I shall address how to managing anger, stress, criticism and put-downs.
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