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Put-down   /pʊt-daʊn/   Listen
Put-down

noun
1.
A crushing remark.  Synonyms: squelch, squelcher, takedown.






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"Put-down" Quotes from Famous Books



... Anthony has a strong, earnest and loving nature; her devotion to her sex is an utterly absorbing and absolute passion. Born and nurtured a Quaker, she transgresses no prejudice, even of education, when she stands forth everywhere and in all places the unflinching, unwearied, never-to-be-put-down champion of woman. In the better age, when the woman of the future shall be man's equal in law, in education, in labor, in labor's rewards; when time shall have softened the asperities of the present, and the crudeness of the personal shall be buried ...
— The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 1 of 2) • Ida Husted Harper



Words linked to "Put-down" :   squelcher, takedown, derision, colloquialism, squelch, put down



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