talk down

verb

Definition of talk down

intransitive verb
: to speak in a condescending or oversimplified fashion
transitive verb
: 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

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First Known Use of talk down

1844



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