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Synonyms for downpour
ˈdaʊnˌpɔr, -ˌpoʊr

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. downpour, cloudburst, deluge, waterspout, torrent, pelter, soaker(noun)

    a heavy rain

    waterspout, pelter, alky, deluge, lush, cloudburst, souse, boozer, violent stream, flood, dipsomaniac, alluvion, inundation, alcoholic, soaker, torrent


  1. downpour(noun)

    torrent, rainstorm, wet, storm, inundation, deluge, cloudburst, rain, monsoon

  2. downpour(noun)

    To pour down; rain heavily.

    They got caught in a downpour without an umbrella and came back soaked.

    deluge, monsoon, inundation, cloudburst, torrent, storm, wet, rainstorm, rain

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    rainfall, rainstorm, rain

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  1. Sagir Badaru:

    There was a heavy downpour today and soon after the rains stopped?, a car drove along the road and two explosives were thrown at the motor park, which killed five people, the car threw another explosive in the midst of grocers outside the main bus station some hundreds of meters away, killing 12 people and wounding many.

  2. Angelique Hilaire:

    I can't afford to rent anywhere else, every time it rains I pray to God for it to stop. But what can I do ? Even a short downpour can leave the capital flooded as piles of rubbish on the streets and debris filled canals block drains, which exacerbates flooding. Natural disasters linked to climate change will only get more frequent and extreme in the future, experts say. Decades of deforestation have left Haiti even more exposed to natural disasters, with less than three percent of its original forest cover still intact, according to the UNDP. This causes soil erosion and reduces the ability of soil to retain water, making Haiti more vulnerable to flooding and landslides. During heavy rainfall, there are few trees to stop water washing down the bare mountains. While 5.5 million tree seedlings have been planted in Haiti by the UNDP since 2010, not enough has been done to stop people cutting down trees in the first place. Selling charcoal, which comes from burning wood, is used for cooking and is a key source of income for many Haitians living in the countryside. .

  3. Charles Schumer of New York:

    Right now, the SEC is our best hope to undo some of the damage from Citizens United and stop the torrential downpour of dark money into our elections, the SEC needs commissioners who believe in and support campaign spending transparency, and unfortunately these nominees have yet to answer that call.

  4. Avigdor Liberman:

    If Iran hits us with a drizzle here, we will hit them with a downpour there. there are many radical Islamists, but Iran is the only one which is really.

  5. Lucas White:

    Nobody knows what will happen with commodity prices and it's more or less impossible to predict, but farmers spend all this time getting their soil to be very productive and all of a sudden a huge downpour comes and they have to start from scratch again. It's very difficult to produce agriculture in a world that is increasingly impacted by climate change.

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