Translation of put-down in Spanish:


desprecio, n.

Pronunciation /ˈpʊtdaʊn//ˈpʊtdaʊn/



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    desprecio masculine
    desaire masculine
    • The idea is to foster discussion among colleagues with different points of view - not to win debating points with clever put-downs.
    • But what proved the most memorable of all was his foul language and absolutely appalling put-downs.
    • Refrain from insults, put-downs, and expressions of disgust, and avoid generalizations which are not only stereotypes, but often hurt.
    • He was never at a loss for the wounding remark, the inappropriately coarse joke, the cold put-down.
    • This remark was meant as a put-down, but I never took it that way.
    • Caustic wit and the clever put-down are effective and useful weapons in political debate.
    • Every put-down seems to help him come back stronger.
    • In the next article I shall address how to managing anger, stress, criticism and put-downs.
    • Now that would be a put-down remark in most people's minds.
    • Clearly, the writers saved all of their best insults and put-downs for his character.
    • But then Betjeman always enjoyed name-calling and was a great one for the put-down.
    • All cultures have their own favorite put-downs, and for Americans, it is to call someone a ‘coward.’
    • So not knowing anything about Korea is not a put-down by Americans; rather it is a national characteristic.
    • The broadstroke put-down of dissenters and the accompanying lop-sided press coverage is a stalwart debating tactic.
    • Why are humorous put-downs needed when direct criticism or insults could suffice?
    • Nevertheless, you don't hear jokes about equine looks, nor waspishly disparaging put-downs as often as you used to.
    • Green, one of the most flamboyant figures in the world of retailing, was characteristic in his put-down.
    • In almost anyone else's mouth those words would have been a put-down remark of a not very agreeable kind.
    • So I guess in between clever put-downs some of these guys are taking notes.
    • Borman points out that tolerating such heavy put-downs can squash your self-image.