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down

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of down

  1. 1 brought or having come to an end <eight down and two to go> Synonyms completed, concluded, done, complete, ended, finished, over, over with, terminated, through, upRelated Words accomplished, achieved, attained, compassed, realized; dead, defunct, extinct, kaput (also kaputt), obsolete; expiredAntonyms continuing, incomplete, ongoing, uncompleted, undone, unfinished

  2. 2 directed down <a down escalator> Synonyms bowed, downcast, downward, loweredNear Antonyms elevated, lifted, raised, uplifted, upward

  3. 3 feeling unhappiness <feeling a bit down> Synonyms bad, blue, brokenhearted, cast down, crestfallen, dejected, depressed, despondent, disconsolate, doleful, sad, downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, droopy, forlorn, gloomy, glum, hangdog, heartbroken, heartsick, heartsore, heavyhearted, inconsolable, joyless, low, low-spirited, melancholic, melancholy, miserable, mournful, saddened, sorrowful, sorry, unhappy, woebegone, woeful, wretchedRelated Words aggrieved, distressed, troubled, uneasy, unquiet, upset, worried; despairing, hopeless, sunk; disappointed, discouraged, disheartened, dispirited; suicidal; dolorous, lachrymose, lugubrious, plaintive, tearful; regretful, rueful; agonized, anguished, grieving, wailing, weeping; black, bleak, cheerless, comfortless, dark, darkening, depressing, desolate, dismal, drear, dreary, elegiac (also elegiacal), funereal, gray (also grey), morbid, morose, murky, saturnine, somber (or sombre), sullenNear Antonyms ecstatic, elated, enraptured, entranced, euphoric, exhilarated, exuberant, exultant, overjoyed, rapturous, rhapsodic (also rhapsodical); blithe, blithesome, jocose, jocular, jocund, jolly, jovial, lightsome, merry, mirthful; excited, thrilled; hopeful, optimistic, rosy, sanguine; encouraged, heartened; animated, bouncing, energetic, frisky, jaunty, lively, peppy, perky, spirited, sprightful, sprightly, springy, vital, vivacious, zippy; content, gratified, pleased, satisfied; beaming, grinning, laughing, smiling; boon, carefree, careless, cavalier, devil-may-care, easygoing, happy-go-lucky, insouciant, lighthearted, unconcernedAntonyms blissful, buoyant, buoyed, cheerful, cheery, chipper, delighted, glad, gladdened, gladsome, gleeful, happy, joyful, joyous, jubilant, sunny, upbeat

  4. 4 temporarily suffering from a disorder of the body <down with the flu> Synonyms ailing, bad, sick, ill, indisposed, peaked, peaky, poorly, punk, run-down, sickened, unhealthy, unsound, unwellRelated Words symptomatic; cruddy, lousy, seedy, sickish; nauseated, nauseous, qualmish, queasy (also queazy), squeamish; airsick, carsick, seasick; dizzy, light-headed, shaky, woozy; achy, feverish; diseased, disordered; decrepit, feeble, fragile, frail, infirm, invalid, sickly, weak, weakly; afflicted, troubled; challenged, debilitated, disabled, halt, incapacitated, lame; hypochondriac, hypochondriacalNear Antonyms able-bodied, conditioned, fit, well-conditioned; cured; better, convalescing, improved, mending, recovering, recuperating, rehabilitated; hardy, hearty, lusty, robust, rugged, stalwart, strong, tough; blooming, bouncing, chipper, flourishing, flush, thrivingAntonyms hale, healthful, healthy, sound, well, whole, wholesome

  5. 5 not being in working order <while my computer was down, I attended to some unfinished odds and ends lying about my cubicle> Synonyms inoperable, inoperative, kaput (also kaputt), malfunctioning, nonfunctional, nonfunctioning, nonoperatingRelated Words broken; off; deactivated, deadlocked, ineffective, ineffectual, nonproductive, unproductive, unusable, unworkable, uselessNear Antonyms effective, effectual, employable, performing, producing, productive, serving, usable (also useable), useful, viable, workableAntonyms functional, functioning, operable, operant, operating, operational, operative, running, working

  6. 6 slang  of the very best kind <a small jazz club that showcases some really down musicians> Synonyms A-OK, A1, awesome, bang-up, banner, beautiful, blue-chip, blue-ribbon, boffo, bonny (also bonnie) [chiefly British], boss [slang], brag, brave, bully, bumper, capital, choice, classic, cool [slang], corking, crackerjack, cracking, dandy, divine, dope [slang], excellent [slang], dynamite, fab, fabulous, famous, fantabulous [slang], fantastic, fine, first-class, first-rate, first-string, five-star, four-star, frontline, gangbusters (also gangbuster), gilt-edged (or gilt-edge), gone [slang], grand, great, groovy, heavenly, high-class, hot, hype [slang], immense, jim-dandy, keen, lovely, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, number one (also No. 1), numero uno, out-of-sight [slang], par excellence, peachy, peachy keen, phat [slang], prime, primo [slang], prize, prizewinning, quality, radical [slang], righteous [slang], sensational, slick, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-flight, top-notch, top-of-the-line, topping [chiefly British], top-shelf, unsurpassed, wizard [chiefly British], wonderfulRelated Words acceptable, adequate, all right, decent, good, OK (or okay), passable, satisfactory, tolerable; better, exceptional, fancy, high-grade, high-test, premium, select, special, superfine; classical, standard, traditionalNear Antonyms bad, inferior, low-grade, substandard, unsatisfactory; mediocre, middling, second-class, second-rateAntonyms atrocious, awful, execrable, lousy, pathetic, poor, rotten, terrible, vile, wretched


down

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of down

  1. 1 toward or in a lower position <the stairs went down to the basement> Synonyms below, downward (or downwards), over Related Words facedown; low; downgrade, downhill, downstairs Near Antonyms aloft Antonyms up, upward (or upwards), upwardly

  2. 2 from this or that place <came down from New York for the weekend> Synonyms away, fro, hence, off, outRelated Words apart, aside, elsewhere; abroad, afar, afield, astray


down

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of down

  1. a soft airy substance or covering <a comforter filled with goose down> Synonyms down, floss, fluff, fur, lint, nap, pileRelated Words batting


down

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of down

  1. 1 something (as a situation or event) that is depressing <lately it's been one down after another in my life> Synonyms bummer, downRelated Words bore, drag; accident, fatality, mishap, woe; calamity, catastrophe, debacle (also débâcle), misfortune, tragedyNear Antonyms pick-me-up, tripAntonyms upper

  2. 2 chiefly British  a lingering ill will towards a person for a real or imagined wrong <I don't understand why she'd have such a down against me; we've never even spoken to each other!> Synonyms down [chiefly British], grievance, resentment, scoreRelated Words condemnation; offense (or offence), umbrage; complaint; dudgeon, huff, peeve, pique; despite, hatefulness, malevolence, malice, maliciousness, meanness, nastiness, spite, spitefulness, spleen, venom, viciousness; animosity, antagonism, antipathy, bitterness, enmity, hostility, rancor

  3. 3 chiefly British  a strong feeling of not liking or approving <for years after the war her grandfather had an unshakable down on the Germans> Synonyms allergy, averseness, aversion, disfavor, disinclination, disliking, disrelish, down [chiefly British], mislikeRelated Words disgust, distaste, loathing, nausea, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion; abhorrence, abomination, antipathy, detestation, execration, hate, hatred; deprecation, disapproval, displeasure, dissatisfaction; jaundiceNear Antonyms affection, attachment, devotedness, devotion, love, passion; bent, leaning, penchant, predilection, propensity, tendencyAntonyms appetite, favor, fondness, like, liking, partiality, preference, relish, shine, taste, use

  4. 4 the act or process of going to a lower level or altitude <suffered with a psychological disorder in which she alternated between emotional ups and downs> Synonyms dip, dive, down, drop, fall, nosedive, plungeRelated Words comedown, decline, downfall, downgrade; plummeting, sinkingNear Antonyms advance, headway, progress, progression; betterment, improvementAntonyms ascent, climb, rise, rising, soaring, upswing, upturn

  5. 5 a loss of status <experienced the ups and downs of a career in showbiz> Synonyms decline, dégringolade, demise, descent, down, downfall, fall, flameout, GötterdämmerungRelated Words breakdown, burnout, collapse, crash, meltdown, ruin, undoing; defeat, disappointment, reversal, setback; bottom, nadir; abasement, disgrace, humiliationNear Antonyms advance, headway, progress; flower, heyday, primeAntonyms aggrandizement, ascent, exaltation, rise, up


down

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of down

  1. usually downs  a broad area of level or rolling treeless country <hold a festival on the downs> Synonyms campo, champaign, down(s), grassland, heath, lea (or ley), llano, moor, pampa, prairie, savanna (also savannah), steppe, tundra, veld (or veldt)Related Words field, meadow; floodplain; bottom, bottomland, flat, lowland; plateau, table, tableland, upland


down

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of down

  1. 1 to strike (someone) so forcefully as to cause a fall <downed his opponent with one stunning blow> Synonyms bowl (down or over), fell, drop, floor, knock down, knock over, level, mow (down), prostrateRelated Words kayo, knock out, KO; overthrow, throw down, topple; bang, bash, belt, bludgeon, clobber, hammer, hit, jab, paste, poke, pound, punch, slam, slap, slog, slug, smack, smite, sock, swat, swipe, thump, thwack, wallop, whack, whale

  2. 2 to take into the stomach through the mouth and throat <downing slices of pizza and guzzling bottles of soda> Synonyms swallow, get down, ingestRelated Words drink, guzzle, imbibe, knock back, sip; bolt, devour, gobble (up or down), gulp, ingurgitate; consume, eat, mouth (down), put away, sup; gorge, scarf, scoff, wolf; chew, gnaw (at or on), lap, lick, munch, nibble (on), peck (at), ruminate; dispatch, finish, polish off

  3. 3 to reject by or as if by a vote <all attempts to ban indoor smoking had been downed by the town council> Synonyms blackball, negative, kill, nix, shoot down, vetoRelated Words decline, disallow, disapprove, dismiss, refuse; blacklistNear Antonyms admit, allow, approve, assent (to), pass, sanction; elect, supportAntonyms confirm, ratify


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