Definition of 'downward'
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Friends say that a death in the family had begun his downward spiral into increasingly unruly behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We are on a downward spiral. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This results in a downward spiral into a poverty trap, which is an unfair burden on the youth of today. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I had death threats, enough for me to go into a bad downward spiral. Times, Sunday Times (2017)But I also see a downward spiral. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If it's a crisis, the spiral is downward. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The overall rise in police recorded property crime should be seen in the context of a long-term downward trend, statisticians said. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Within this downward spiral, attendances are down and TV viewing figures are down. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We can see little that will alter the downward trend this year or next. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The whole thing is a downward spiral. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But his downward header was pushed on to the post by the goalkeeper diving to his left. The Sun (2015)New claims for unemployment insurance continue to trend downward. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Behind these small downward statistical movements are people who are finding selling surprisingly tough. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The inevitable downward spiral resulted in a consequent shortage of maths teachers. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But will the downward trend continue for the rest of the year? Times, Sunday Times (2008)More buses and better transport will not solve the downward spiral of retailing. Times, Sunday Times (2011)British cinema audiences also bucked a worldwide downward trend and continued to watch films on the big screen. Times, Sunday Times (2006)You have to be able to win in different ways because it can be hard to stop a downward spiral. The Sun (2015)The trigger to this downward spiral seems to have been the weeks he spent off school and his reluctance to return. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He was on the downward spiral. Banish Anxiety - how to stop worrying and take charge of your life (1991)Four wins by December should leave a manager looking downward in fear rather than upward with ambition. Times, Sunday Times (2012)To do this, you must put all the effort into the downward movement. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The people around us are increasingly secular, and our evangelistic efforts are on a downward trend. Christianity Today (2000)She can't continue on this downward trajectory! The Sun (2013)If we want this downward trend to continue then, the solution is simple. The Sun (2014)As he continued his downward spiral, the music world began to turn on him. The Sun (2013)Again they cut back production, and the downward spiral continues. Property and Prophets: The Evolution of Economic Institutions and Ideologies (1995)There appears to be no let-up in the downward spiral. The Sun (2008)I am concerned that there may be a worrying downward trend. The Sun (2011)There will be no bed as we know it, because the slightest downward movement against a solid surface produces an upward impetus. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Since then we have enjoyed a similar broad downward trend, with the added reassurance that comes with some of the world's toughest gun laws. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'downward'
British English: downward ADJECTIVE
A downward movement or look is directed towards a lower place or a lower level.
...a firm downward movement of the hands.
Definition of downward from the Collins English Dictionary
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