Definition of Talk down

1. Verb. Belittle through talk.

Generic synonyms: Belittle, Denigrate, Derogate, Minimize



2. Verb. Speak in a condescending manner, as if to a child. "He talks down to her"
Generic synonyms: Speak, Talk

3. Verb. Direct and control (the flight of an airplane during landing) via radio. "The control tower talked down the plane whose pilot fell ill"
Generic synonyms: Direct

Definition of Talk down

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To negotiate a lower price. ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic) To speak condescendingly or as though the listener is inferior. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Talk Down

talizumab
talk
talk-aloud protocol
talk-aloud protocols
talk-radio
talk-radios
talk a blue streak
talk a mile a minute
talk about
talk aloud protocol
talk aloud protocols
talk around
talk back
talk cock
talk down (current term)
talk in circles
talk into
talk is cheap
talk like an apothecary
talk of
talk of the devil
talk of the town
talk one's way out of
talk out of
talk out of turn
talk over
talk over someone's head
talk past

Literary usage of Talk down

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings Before the Committee on Privileges and Elections and a by William Lorimer, Julius Caesar Burrows (1910)
"Q. Was it common talk down at Springfield with reference to legislative graft? ... Q. I am asking you whether there was common talk down in Springfield ..."

2. Shackled Youth: Comments on Schools, School People, and Other People by Edward Yeomans (1921)
""He, that modest old man, can create such a being as that, and I have heard visitors to this village, leisured and cultured folk, talk down to the old ..."

3. Proceedings Before the Committee on Privileges and Elections and a by William Lorimer, Julius Caesar Burrows (1910)
"Q. Was it common talk down at Springfield with reference to legislative graft? ... Q. I am asking you whether there was common talk down in Springfield ..."

4. Shackled Youth: Comments on Schools, School People, and Other People by Edward Yeomans (1921)
""He, that modest old man, can create such a being as that, and I have heard visitors to this village, leisured and cultured folk, talk down to the old ..."

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