talk down

verb

Definition of talk down

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

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  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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