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talk down

verb

Definition of talk down

  • intransitive verb
    1. :  to speak in a condescending or oversimplified fashion

    2. transitive verb
    3. :  to disparage or belittle by talking



    Examples of talk down in a sentence

    1. <a company that prefers to talk up its own products rather than talk down those of its competitors>



    1844

    First Known Use of talk down

    1844


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