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talking down (to)

verb
present participle of talk down (to)

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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

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“Talking down (to).” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/talking%20down%20%28to%29. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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