talk down

verb
|Updated on: 5 Aug 2018

Definition of talk down

: to speak in a condescending or oversimplified fashion
: 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

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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