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  1. downfallnoun


  2. downfallnoun

    To fall down; deteriorate; decline.

    Many economic and political reasons led to the downfall of the Roman Empire.


  3. downfallnoun

    The cause of such a fall; a critical blow or error.

    It is the downfall of evil, that it never sees far enough ahead. \uE000185625 Orson Scott Card


Princeton's WordNet

  1. downfall, ruin, ruinationnoun

    failure that results in a loss of position or reputation

    fall, ruination, ruining, precipitation, ruin, wrecking, laying waste, dilapidation

  2. precipitation, downfallnoun

    the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist)

    fall, ruination, ruin, precipitation, hurriedness, haste, hurry, hastiness

  3. fall, downfallnoun

    a sudden decline in strength or number or importance

    "the fall of the House of Hapsburg"

    gloam, ruination, autumn, declension, drop, pin, surrender, gloaming, precipitation, crepuscle, descent, capitulation, decline, declination, ruin, downslope, declivity, dip, fall, tumble, crepuscule, dusk, free fall, spill, evenfall, nightfall, twilight

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  1. downfallnoun

    ruin, destruction, fall

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. downfallnoun

    downcome, descent, reverse, abasement, humiliation

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "downfall":

    fall, collapse, drop, undoing, ruin, decline, demise, overthrow

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  1. Jewish Museum Director Leo Pavlat:

    Even after the borders open, we need to take into account the economic downfall caused by the pandemic and it is likely that tourism will be paralysed.

  2. Vicente Lim:

    You must, however, not lose your sense of humor, which is also a great item in your success. Sense of humor is the counterweight for your misfortunes which you will meet from time to time, from the smallest to the biggest ... If you take anything seriously without any sense of humor and you should happen to fail, it will be the beginning of your downfall.

  3. African Proverb:

    The downfall of a man is not the end of his life.

  4. Clifford V. Villalon:

    Veracity in what you do will define your bravery and strength. Ensuring that your bravery will lead you to success and not downfall.

  5. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    The downfall of a man, is not the end of his life.

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