Definition of put-down in English:

put-down

Syllabification: put-down

noun

informal
A remark intended to humiliate or criticize someone.
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
snub, slight, affront, rebuff, sneer, disparagement, humiliation, barb, jibe, criticism
informal dig

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