thumbs-down

noun \ ˈthəmz-ˈdau̇n \

Definition of thumbs-down

: an instance or gesture of rejection, disapproval, or condemnation

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1889

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thumbs-down

Definition of thumbs-down for English Language Learners

  • : a gesture in which you hold your hand out with your thumb pointed down in order to say no, to show disapproval, etc.


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