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down with

[ doun ]SEE DEFINITION OF down with
  • as inindisposed
  • as incognizant
  • as inconcerned
  • as inconversant
  • as inailing
  • as inill

Synonyms for down with

  • ailing
  • confined
  • down
  • sick
  • below par
  • feeling rotten
  • got a bug
  • ill
  • infirm
  • laid up
  • on sick list
  • out of action
  • poorly
  • sickly
  • under the weather
  • unwell
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Antonyms for down with

  • happy
  • healthy
  • bent
  • disposed
  • inclined
  • tending
  • well
  • willing
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WORD ORIGIN

late Old English shortened form of Old English ofdune "downwards," from dune "from the hill," dative of dun "hill" (see down (n.2)). A sense development peculiar to English.

Used as a preposition since c.1500. Sense of "depressed mentally" is attested from c.1600. Slang sense of "aware, wide awake" is attested from 1812. Computer crash sense is from 1965. As a preposition from late 14c.; as an adjective from 1560s. Down-and-out is from 1889, American English, from situation of a beaten prizefighter. Down home (adj.) is 1931, American English; down the hatch as a toast is from 1931; down to the wire is 1901, from horse-racing. Down time is from 1952. Down under "Australia and New Zealand" attested from 1886; Down East "Maine" is from 1825.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DOWN WITH

ailing

adjectivenot feeling well

concerned

adjectiveinvolved with
  • active
  • affected
  • attentive
  • caring
  • down with
  • implicated
  • in on
  • interested
  • mixed up
  • privy to
  • solicitous
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