Setout vs Setdown - What's the difference?

setout | setdown |


As nouns the difference between setout and setdown

is that setout is an outset while setdown is the humbling of a person by act or words.

setout

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • an outset
  • (colloquial, dated) a display or spread
  • *1854 , Dickens, Hard Times , Chapter 8:
  • *:‘You don’t hate Sissy, Tom?’
  • *:‘I hate to be obliged to call her Jupe. And she hates me,’ said Tom, moodily.
  • *:‘No, she does not, Tom, I am sure!’
  • *:‘She must,’ said Tom. ‘She must just hate and detest the whole set-out of us.
  • See also

    * set out

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    setdown

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The humbling of a person by act or words.
  • A retort or a reproof that has a humbling effect.
  • Synonyms

    * (humbling retort) put-down (Webster 1913)