Definition of DOWNFALL

something that is the cause of one's ultimate failure or loss of life <an insatiable love of money would be their downfall>
Phrases kiss of death
a loss of status <an ill-advised speech that proved to be the cause of the candidate's downfall>
a steady falling of water from the sky in significant quantity <we ducked under an overhang to shelter ourselves from the sudden downfall>
Near Antonyms drizzle, mist, mizzle, scud, spit, sprinkle

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