bringdown

play
noun bring·down \ ˈbriŋ-ˌdau̇n \

Definition of bringdown

Examples of bringdown in a Sentence

  1. meeting one's literary hero is usually a bad idea—almost inevitably it's a bringdown

First Known Use of bringdown

1935

bringdown Synonyms

Synonyms
disappointment, bummer, letdown
Related Words
anticlimax, failure, fiasco, fizzle; lemon, loser
Near Antonyms
success, winner; relief

bring down

verb

Definition of bring down

transitive verb
1 :to cause to fall by or as if by shooting
2 :to carry (a total) forward
bring down the house or bring the house down
:to win the enthusiastic approval of the audience

First Known Use of bring down

13th century



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up bringdown? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

all at once

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Vocabulary Quiz Returns!

  • stylized-drawing-of-woman-pole-vaulting-across-gap-to-get-trophy
  • Which is a synonym of fuliginous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!