Definition of Put-down

1. Noun. A crushing remark.

Exact synonyms: Squelch, Squelcher, Takedown
Generic synonyms: Derision
Language type: Colloquialism
Derivative terms: Put Down, Squelch, Squelch, Take Down



Definition of Put-down

1. Noun. An insult or barb; a snide or demeaning remark. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Put-down

pustulate
pustulated
pustulates
pustulating
pustulation
pustulations
pustule
pustuled
pustulent
pustules
pustuliform
pustulous
puszta
pusztas
put-down (current term)
put-downs
put-on
put-ons
put-out
put-put
put-up
put-up job
put-upon
put a damper on
put a foot wrong
put a lid on it
put a sock in it
put a stop to
put about

Literary usage of Put-down

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1. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill (1863)
"History teems with instances of truth put down by persecution. If not suppressed forever, it may be thrown back for centuries. To speak only of religious ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1921)
"... 1920, the council advertised for bids for the construction of said sidewalks, and were proceeding to have the sidewalks put down at plaintiffs' expense. ..."

3. On Liberty by John Stuart ( Mill (1913)
"The Lollards wer« put down. The Hussites were pol down. Even after the era of Lui hit wherever persecution was persisted in, it was successful. ..."

4. The Parliamentary Debates by Great Britain Parliament (1906)
"Any day after this Order comes into operation on which the Plural Voting Bill is put down as the first Order of the Day, shall be considered as an allotted ..."

5. The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results by Edward Augustus Freeman (1876)
"... have of the The revolts steps by which all these movements were put down. ... were put down, and that they were put down without any great difficulty. ..."

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