Definition of downfall
- gambling was his downfall
Their downfall was the result of several bad decisions.
Bad decision-making was their downfall.
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abatement, decrease, decrement, de-escalation, deflation, diminishment, diminution, dip, downslide, downtrend, downturn, drop, drop-off, falloff, loss, lowering, reduction, sag, shrinkage, slip, slump;
: a sudden loss of power, happiness, success, etc.
: something that causes failure
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