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downward

[ doun-werd ]SEE DEFINITION OF downward

Synonyms for downward

  • descending
  • downwards
  • down
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DOWNWARD

I know it all by heart—all the things to say to a man on the downward path.

A moment later they were on the downward slope, and she had vanished from their view.

The harder you blow the greater will be the downward movement.

The hands are thrust upward, outward, and downward with force.

He indicated the third person by a downward thrust of the thumb to the box on which they sat.

"Democracy, dear ladies," said Boltt, with a downward motion of his fingers.

Oro is as heavy in its upward falling as Grah is in its downward.

The screaming Mrs. Beasley collapsed against its downward side.

Ferdinand illustrated his words with a downward and an upward pointing of the finger.

Yet it continued, and the ever downward slope went on, and on.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, from down (adv.) + -ward. Old English had aduneweard in this sense. Downwards, with adverbial genitive, had a parallel in Old English ofduneweardes.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DOWNWARD

descendent

adjectivedescending
  • declining
  • down
  • downward
  • drooping
  • nodding
  • sagging
  • sinking

down

adjectivebelow; physically lower
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