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downgrade

[ doun-greyd ]SEE DEFINITION OF downgrade
  • nounslope
  • verblower in opinion or rank

Synonyms for downgrade

  • decline
  • declivity
  • descent
  • dip
  • hill
  • inclination
  • pitch
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Antonyms for downgrade

  • ascent
  • improvement
  • increase
  • rise
  • upgrade
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DOWNGRADE

"Not enough to keep him from skiddin' on a downgrade," said Mormon.

There is no downgrade in normal youth; it is its nature to climb, to look up.

In the general ferment, commercial honesty had been on the downgrade.

It had no brakes, and fearing failure of the transmission on a downgrade, he was reluctant to ride in the machine.

The car was moving at a relatively slow speed—but still over fifty miles an hour, on a narrow unpaved, downgrade road.

Having shot his last fireball, Shann ran swiftly to take up a new position, downgrade and to the east of the domes.

On and on the downgrade of the mountain road they bounded, causing the sleigh to bounce from one side to the other.

As she hesitated, trying to decide which way to go, she felt her skis slipping along a downgrade where none should have been.

The inference is obvious: that the Monarchists are on the upgrade, and the Republicans on the downgrade.

As he did this the turnout reached a point in the road where the downgrade was greater than ever.

WORD ORIGIN

1858 (n.), 1930 (v.), from down (adv.) + grade.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DOWNGRADE

abasement

noundisgrace
  • degradation
  • dishonor
  • downgrade
  • humiliation
  • shame
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