Associations to the word «Downfall»

Wiktionary

DOWNFALL, noun. A precipitous decline in fortune; death or rapid deterioration, as in status or wealth.
DOWNFALL, noun. The cause of such a fall; a critical blow or error.
DOWNFALL, noun. An act of falling down.
DOWNFALL, verb. (intransitive) To fall down; deteriorate; decline.

Dictionary definition

DOWNFALL, noun. Failure that results in a loss of position or reputation.
DOWNFALL, noun. The falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist).
DOWNFALL, noun. A sudden decline in strength or number or importance; "the fall of the House of Hapsburg".

Wise words

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