downfall

  • 1 Downfall — is a rapid deterioration, as in status or wealth. It may also refer to: Contents 1 Film and television 2 Literature 3 Music …

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  • 2 Downfall — Down fall (doun f[add]l ), n. 1. A sudden fall; a body of things falling. [1913 Webster] Those cataracts or downfalls aforesaid. Holland. [1913 Webster] Each downfall of a flood the mountains pour. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. A sudden descent from… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Downfall — steht für: Downfall Records, ein Plattenlabel Operation Downfall, der Name eines Plans der Alliierten im Zweiten Weltkrieg World Downfall, das Debütalbum der amerikanischen Grindcore Band Terrorizer den Originaltitel des Spiels Slotter eine… …

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  • 4 downfall — I noun abasement, adversity, breakdown, calamity, casualty, cataclysm, catastrophe, collapse, debacle, decline, defeat, demotion, destruction, disaster, disgrace, failure, fall, fatality, humiliation, miscarriage, misfortune, perdition,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 downfall — (n.) “ruin, fall from high condition,” c.1300, from DOWN (Cf. down) (adv.) + FALL (Cf. fall) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 downfall — [n] disgrace, ruin atrophy, bane, breakdown, cloudburst, collapse, comedown, comeuppance, debacle, decadence, declension, degeneracy, degeneration, deluge, descent, destruction, deterioration, devolution, discomfiture, down, drop, failure, fall,… …

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  • 7 downfall — ► NOUN ▪ a loss of power, prosperity, or status …

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  • 8 downfall — [doun′fôl΄] n. 1. a) a sudden fall, as from prosperity or power b) the cause of such a fall 2. a sudden, heavy fall, as of snow …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 downfall — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ eventual, ultimate ▪ dramatic, tragic VERB + DOWNFALL ▪ bring about, cause, lead to …

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  • 10 downfall — [[t]da͟ʊnfɔːl[/t]] downfalls 1) N COUNT: also N in pl, usu with poss The downfall of a successful or powerful person or institution is their loss of success or power. His lack of experience had led to his downfall. ...people wishing to see the… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 Downfall — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Downfall est un groupe de rock précurseur de Rancid. Downfall est un groupe de musique néofolk. Downfall est aussi un des titres du film La Chute (Der… …

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  • 12 downfall — n. 1) to bring about smb. s downfall 2) to head for a downfall * * * [ daʊnfɔːl] to bring about smb. s downfall to head for a downfall …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 downfall — down|fall [ˈdaunfo:l US fo:l] n [singular] 1.) complete loss of your money, moral standards, social position etc, or the sudden failure of an organization ▪ the scandal that led to the president s downfall 2.) something that causes a complete… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 downfall — down|fall [ daun,fɔl ] noun singular 1. ) a sudden loss of power, status, or success: bad investments that led to the company s downfall 2. ) something that causes the downfall of a person or group: His political ambition was his downfall …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 downfall — noun (singular) complete loss of your money, moral standards, social position etc, or the sudden failure of an organization: The scandal led to the family s downfall. | be sb s downfall: That one error of judgment was his downfall …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 downfall — UK [ˈdaʊnˌfɔːl] / US [ˈdaʊnˌfɔl] noun [singular] 1) a sudden loss of power, status, or success bad investments that led to the company s downfall 2) something that causes the downfall of a person or group His political ambition was his downfall …

    English dictionary

  • 17 downfall — noun Date: 13th century 1. a. a sudden fall (as from power) b. a fall (as of snow or rain) especially when sudden or heavy 2. something that causes a downfall (as of a person) < gambling was his downfall > • downfallen adjective …

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  • 18 downfall — noun a) A precipitous decline in fortune; a rapid deterioration, as in status or wealth. Many economic and political reasons led to the downfall of the Roman Empire. b) The cause of such a fall; a critical …

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  • 19 downfall — [ˈdaʊnˌfɔːl] noun [singular] a sudden loss of power, status, or success, or something that causes this loss bad investments that led to the company s downfall[/ex] His greed was his downfall.[/ex] …

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  • 20 downfall — downfallen, adj. /down fawl /, n. 1. descent to a lower position or standing; overthrow; ruin. 2. something causing ruin, failure, etc.: Liquor was his downfall. 3. a fall, as of rain, snow, or the like, often sudden or heavy. 4. a trap using a… …

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