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  • Downfall — is a rapid deterioration, as in status or wealth. It may also refer to: Contents 1 Film and television 2 Literature 3 Music …   Wikipedia

  • Downfall — Down fall (doun f[add]l ), n. 1. A sudden fall; a body of things falling. [1913 Webster] Those cataracts or downfalls aforesaid. Holland. [1913 Webster] Each downfall of a flood the mountains pour. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. A sudden descent from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Downfall — steht für: Downfall Records, ein Plattenlabel Operation Downfall, der Name eines Plans der Alliierten im Zweiten Weltkrieg World Downfall, das Debütalbum der amerikanischen Grindcore Band Terrorizer den Originaltitel des Spiels Slotter eine… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • downfall — I noun abasement, adversity, breakdown, calamity, casualty, cataclysm, catastrophe, collapse, debacle, decline, defeat, demotion, destruction, disaster, disgrace, failure, fall, fatality, humiliation, miscarriage, misfortune, perdition,… …   Law dictionary

  • downfall — (n.) “ruin, fall from high condition,” c.1300, from DOWN (Cf. down) (adv.) + FALL (Cf. fall) …   Etymology dictionary

  • downfall — [n] disgrace, ruin atrophy, bane, breakdown, cloudburst, collapse, comedown, comeuppance, debacle, decadence, declension, degeneracy, degeneration, deluge, descent, destruction, deterioration, devolution, discomfiture, down, drop, failure, fall,… …   New thesaurus

  • downfall — ► NOUN ▪ a loss of power, prosperity, or status …   English terms dictionary

  • downfall — [doun′fôl΄] n. 1. a) a sudden fall, as from prosperity or power b) the cause of such a fall 2. a sudden, heavy fall, as of snow …   English World dictionary

  • downfall — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ eventual, ultimate ▪ dramatic, tragic VERB + DOWNFALL ▪ bring about, cause, lead to …   Collocations dictionary

  • downfall — [[t]da͟ʊnfɔːl[/t]] downfalls 1) N COUNT: also N in pl, usu with poss The downfall of a successful or powerful person or institution is their loss of success or power. His lack of experience had led to his downfall. ...people wishing to see the… …   English dictionary

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