Thesaurus

talked down (to)

verb
past tense of talk down (to)

Synonyms of talked down (to)

to assume or treat with an air of superiority
  • just because I don't have extensive experience in the field is no reason to talk down to me as if I were a child

Synonyms for talked down (to)

Words Related to talked down (to)

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about talked down (to)

Cite this Entry

“Talked down (to).” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/talked%20down%20(to). Accessed 11 December 2019.

Comments on talked down (to)

What made you want to look up talked down (to)? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

heavy with or as if with moisture

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Semantic Drift Quiz

  • a twisty river
  • Which of the following was once a synonym for fun?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!