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Definition 1: a sudden decline in strength or number or importance - [noun denoting event]

Samples where downfall or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the fall of the House of Hapsburg

Synonyms for downfall in the sense of this definition

(downfall is a kind of ...) becoming weaker

(... is a kind of downfall ) a disappointing decline after a previous rise

"the anticlimax of a brilliant career"

Definition 2: failure that results in a loss of position or reputation - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for downfall in the sense of this definition

(downfall is a kind of ...) an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose

"the surprise party was a complete failure"

(... is a kind of downfall ) the downfall of someone (as of persons on one side of a conflict)

"booze will be the finish of him" "it was a fight to the finish"

Definition 3: the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist) - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for downfall in the sense of this definition

(downfall is a kind of ...) the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation

"they were hoping for good weather" "every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception" "the conditions were too rainy for playing in the snow"

(... is a kind of downfall ) precipitation in very small drops

(... is a kind of downfall ) precipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currents

(... is a kind of downfall ) water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere

(... is a kind of downfall ) partially melted snow (or a mixture of rain and snow)

(... is a kind of downfall ) precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals

(... is a kind of downfall ) light wispy precipitation that evaporates before it reaches the ground (especially when the lower air is low in humidity)

(downfall is a part of ...) small crystals of ice

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