downwardness
noun see downward II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • downwardness — down·ward·ness …   English syllables

  • downwardness — noun see downward II * * * downˈwardness noun 1. A sinking tendency 2. A state of being low • • • Main Entry: ↑down …   Useful english dictionary

  • downward — I. adverb or downwards Date: 13th century 1. a. from a higher to a lower place b. toward a direction that is the opposite of up 2. from a higher to a lower condition 3. a. from an earlier time b. from an ancestor or predecessor II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • downward — downwardly, adv. downwardness, n. /down weuhrd/, adv. 1. Also, downwards. from a higher to a lower place or condition. 2. down from a source or beginning: As the river flows downward, it widens. 3. from a past time, predecessor, or ancestor: The… …   Universalium

  • downward — /ˈdaʊnwəd / (say downwuhd) adjective 1. moving or tending to a lower place or condition. 2. descending or deriving from a head, source, or beginning. –adverb 3. downwards. –downwardly, adverb –downwardness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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