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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 of down completed, concluded, done, complete, ended, finished, over, over with, terminated, through, upWords Related to down accomplished, achieved, attained, compassed, realized; dead, defunct, extinct, kaput (also kaputt), obsolete; expiredAntonyms of down continuing, incomplete, ongoing, uncompleted, undone, unfinished

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

  3. 3 feeling unhappiness feeling a bit down Synonyms of down 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, wretchedWords Related to down 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 of down 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 of down 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 of down ailing, bad, sick, ill, indisposed, peaked, peaky, poorly, punk, run-down, sickened, unhealthy, unsound, unwellWords Related to down 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 of down 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 of down 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 of down inoperable, inoperative, kaput (also kaputt), malfunctioning, nonfunctional, nonfunctioning, nonoperatingWords Related to down broken; off; deactivated, deadlocked, ineffective, ineffectual, nonproductive, unproductive, unusable, unworkable, uselessNear Antonyms of down effective, effectual, employable, performing, producing, productive, serving, usable (also useable), useful, viable, workableAntonyms of down 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 of down 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], wonderfulWords Related to down 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 of down bad, inferior, low-grade, substandard, unsatisfactory; mediocre, middling, second-class, second-rateAntonyms of down 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 of down below, downward (or downwards), over Words Related to down facedown; low; downgrade, downhill, downstairs Near Antonyms of down aloft Antonyms of down up, upward (or upwards), upwardly

  2. 2 from this or that place came down from New York for the weekend Synonyms of down away, fro, hence, off, outWords Related to down 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 of 1down down, floss, fluff, fur, lint, nap, pileWords Related to 1down 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 of 2down bummer, downWords Related to 2down bore, drag; accident, fatality, mishap, woe; calamity, catastrophe, debacle (also débâcle), misfortune, tragedyNear Antonyms of 2down pick-me-up, tripAntonyms of 2down 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 of 2down down [chiefly British], grievance, resentment, scoreWords Related to 2down 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 of 2down allergy, averseness, aversion, disfavor, disinclination, disliking, disrelish, down [chiefly British], mislikeWords Related to 2down disgust, distaste, loathing, nausea, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion; abhorrence, abomination, antipathy, detestation, execration, hate, hatred; deprecation, disapproval, displeasure, dissatisfaction; jaundiceNear Antonyms of 2down affection, attachment, devotedness, devotion, love, passion; bent, leaning, penchant, predilection, propensity, tendencyAntonyms of 2down 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 of 2down dip, dive, down, drop, fall, nosedive, plungeWords Related to 2down comedown, decline, downfall, downgrade; plummeting, sinkingNear Antonyms of 2down advance, headway, progress, progression; betterment, improvementAntonyms of 2down ascent, climb, rise, rising, soaring, upswing, upturn

  5. 5 a loss of status experienced the ups and downs of a career in showbiz Synonyms of 2down decline, dégringolade, demise, descent, down, downfall, fall, flameout, GötterdämmerungWords Related to 2down breakdown, burnout, collapse, crash, meltdown, ruin, undoing; defeat, disappointment, reversal, setback; bottom, nadir; abasement, disgrace, humiliationNear Antonyms of 2down advance, headway, progress; flower, heyday, primeAntonyms of 2down 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 of 3down campo, champaign, down(s), grassland, heath, lea (or ley), llano, moor, pampa, prairie, savanna (also savannah), steppe, tundra, veld (or veldt)Words Related to 3down 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 of down bowl (down or over), fell, drop, floor, knock down, knock over, level, mow (down), prostrateWords Related to down 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 of down swallow, get down, ingestWords Related to down 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 of down blackball, negative, kill, nix, shoot down, vetoWords Related to down decline, disallow, disapprove, dismiss, refuse; blacklistNear Antonyms of down admit, allow, approve, assent (to), pass, sanction; elect, supportAntonyms of down confirm, ratify


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