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 for put-down
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Setdown \Set"down`\ (s[e^]t"doun`), n.
     The humbling of a person by act or words, especially by a
     disparaging remark, a retort or a reproof; the retort or the
     reproof which has such effect. Also called put-down.
     [1913 Webster +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  put-down
      n 1: a crushing remark [syn: put-down, squelch, squelcher,
           takedown]

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