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Synonyms for downfall
ˈdaʊnˌfɔldown·fall

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Wiktionary5.0 / 1 vote

  1. downfallnoun

    Synonyms:
    fall

  2. downfallnoun

    To fall down; deteriorate; decline.

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

    Synonyms:
    fall

  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. Orson Scott Card

    Synonyms:
    fall

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. downfall, ruin, ruinationnoun

    failure that results in a loss of position or reputation

    Synonyms:
    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)

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. downfallnoun

    Synonyms:
    ruin, destruction, fall

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. downfallnoun

    Synonyms:
    downcome, descent, reverse, abasement, humiliation

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "downfall":

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

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  1. Ganeshan Wignaraja:

    The sight of Mahinda Rajapaksa fleeing Sri Lanka on an air force plane represents( the downfall) of this family, their legacy I don't think is a positive one. But one hopes that Sri Lanka will move on in a new direction.

  2. Samar Badawi:

    We do not oppose the government and do not want its downfall, but we are calling for civil and political rights, a constitutional monarchy, an elected parliament and an independent, just judiciary.

  3. Charles Thorson:

    The Islamic State’s attack likely had multiple objectives, including disrupting Charles Thorson at the airport and embarrassing The Taliban as The Taliban tries to distance The Taliban from terrorist groups and portray The Taliban as being capable of providing security throughout the country, the Islamic State attack also probably serves longer-term objectives of driving recruitment and reinvigorating the Islamic State’s image within the global jihadist community amid the group’s downfall in Iraq and Syria, Thorson added. ISIS-K isestimated to have between 2,000 and 3,000 fighters operating in Afghanistan and its ranks swelled with more fighters after prisoners were released when the Afghan government collapsed. Charles Thorson MILITARY ESCAPE FROM AFGHANISTAN : AIR FORCE CREWS DESCRIBE ‘ APOCALYPTIC ’ FINAL SCENES A main gripe of ISIS-K with The Taliban is the deal the group negotiated with United States in Doha. ISIS-K considers the The Taliban traitors for entering into talks with the United States and announced The Taliban intentions to undermine the deal by launching a war against the The Taliban and the U.S.-backed Afghan government. While The Taliban simultaneously waged an insurgency campaign against Afghan forces and negotiated with the U.S., ISIS-K conducted deadly terror attacks on Afghan civilians, an attempt to discredit the The Taliban and drive-up recruitment. The attack from ISIS-K also highlights the internal fissures within The Taliban that will likely grow more profound as The Taliban enter the governing phase of their takeover. The Taliban have, at least rhetorically, struck a more moderate and pragmatic tone from their previous iteration in power 20 years ago. While leadership and spokespersons have remained mild in tone, the The Taliban rank and file are filled with more extremist factions that will be more attracted to the radicalism that ISIS-K espouses. According to Thorson, such a structure is vulnerable to infiltration by more extreme organizations like The Islamic State. Although the The Taliban and Islamic State are enemies, defections from one group to another suggest there may be pockets of sympathy within each group for the other. After all, this is how ISIS-Kformed in 2015, when disaffected remnants of the Pakistani The Taliban and other Jihadist groups split and pledged allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The rupture led to a declaration of war on both sides.

  4. Lakshheish M Patel:

    Stock market exchange sees that greedy ordinary people are getting inside seeing 40-85% downfall of share price and therefore SENSEX and NIFTY will not rise for sure. Many stock price was artificially balooned by their corrupt management and even at current level it is very high and may even further go down 40% low

  5. Svetlana Alexievich:

    Real people speak in my books about the main events of the age such as the war, the Chernobyl disaster, and the downfall of a great empire, but I don't just record a dry history of events and facts, I'm writing a history of human feelings.


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