down·​slide | \ ˈdau̇n-ˌslīd How to pronounce downslide (audio) \

Definition of downslide

: a downward movement

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Recent Examples on the Web Since 1913, when the Fed was created, the greenback has only lost value, and the downslide has accelerated even further in the decades following the end of the gold standard. Frank Holmes, Forbes, 2 May 2022 And back in March, YMCAs in Cleveland were offering to pay for lifeguard trainings to curb the downslide in applications. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, 6 June 2022 Indeed, trust in the Supreme Court has been on the downslide — last September, a Gallup poll found approval of the Supreme Court had dropped to 40 percent, a new low since polling began in 2000. Catherine Garcia, The Week, 5 May 2022 The fairgrounds has been in a financial downslide since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Apr. 2022 Democracy in Central America appears to be on the downslide. Cindy Carcamostaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 2 Apr. 2022 Stocks started the week in a downslide, with the S&P 500 (SPX) falling nearly 4% after the open. Jj Kinahan, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2022 And there’s the mirrored presumption of an inevitable downslide into violence and barbarism. Kelly Mcclure, Vulture, 14 Dec. 2021 But no sooner had the measurement of time been invented that the downslide of the new gauge became apparent. Ted Mico, Forbes, 29 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of downslide

1889, in the meaning defined above

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“Downslide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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