a humiliating remark;
a cruel and abusive cutting remark
Related words and phrases:
Two friends are joking around together ...
Friend 1: What do you mean, I'm ugly?
Friend 2: If my dog were as ugly as you, I'd shave it's butt and teach it to walk backwards.
Friend 1: Ha ha, that's a great put-down.
Some examples of put-downs ...
You grow on people ... so does cancer.
You should do some soul-searching. You might just find one.
You really are as pretty as a picture. I know I'd love to hang you.
Anyone who told you to be yourself couldn't have given you any worse advice.
I can tell that you are lying - your lips are moving.
She's the first in her family born without tail.
There is no gerund form for a put-down.
1) It sounded negative. There was a put-down about it.
2) Offer the Tao treasures or real virtues by presenting kindness rather than a put-down, or a sign of respect instead of proving someone wrong.
3) Make sure that you don't take a sarcastic comment from a man as a put-down when it was meant to be funny.
4) If we can't think of an answer it's up with a put-down of the Greens instead of something productive.
5) Inflection can turn even " The made a lot of sense " -- into a put-down.
6) ... , the fashionable thing to denigrate parents, deriding, belittling, everything said as a put-down, the better to be thought "wicked cool."
7) He has styled himself a 'living legend' provoking a put-down from Rogge, but Bolt said there was little else left for him to do.
8) This is not a put-down on her. The disorder had only been recognized by the psychology profession in 1988.
9) If Schofield had ambitions of spending his late career as a hard-hitting interviewer, a put-down from a member of a dynasty of respected presenters and journalists may make him think twice.
10) Then something happens - I get a put-down or feel alone because my husband will never do things with me.
11) The acronym 'nimby' is just a slur, a put-down.
12) I'm sure you didn't intend what you said to come across as a put-down for Sally.
13) We often perceive disagreement with our ideas as a put-down.
14) It's almost as if " black ", as a put-down, is just an acceptable prefix, a fall-back pejorative.
15) The critical response expresses judgment or evaluation that the other person often perceives as a put-down.
16) Often the men's comments were mocking and intended as a put-down. Young men in cars were particularly aggressive.
17) It's insubstantial, it's non-intellectual, it's everything. It's a put-down usually from those who are not popular.
18) But while most listeners at first find the song to be a put-down to its subject, it's actually more like a wake-up call.
19) It was meant as a put-down or an insult, and I remember Harold was really annoyed by it too.
20) You're easily amused, as a put-down, I point out that people who are easily amused have more fun.