Definition of Downwardly

1. Adverb. Spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position. "Prices plunged downward"

Exact synonyms: Down, Downward, Downwards
Antonyms: Up, Upward, Upwardly, Upwards



Definition of Downwardly

1. Adverb. In a downward direction ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Downwardly

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Downwardly

downtube
downtubes
downturn
downturned
downturns
downvote
downvoted
downvotes
downvoting
downward
downward(a)
downward(ip)
downward-sloping
downward drainage
downward spiral
downwardly (current term)
downwardness
downwardnesses
downwards
downwarp
downwash
downwashes
downweed
downweigh
downweighed
downweighing
downweighs
downwelling
downwind
downwinder

Literary usage of Downwardly

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1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1887)
"... I employ an annular rim or lid, c, having an upwardly turned flange c', fitted to the vessel, C, and a downwardly turned flange, c", fitted to the tank, ..."

2. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"... upwardly hispid. ciliate, the two slender awns downwardly barbed, and California. ... awns 2, half as long as the achene or more, downwardly barbed. ..."

3. Aero and Hydro: America's Aviation Weekly by Aero Club of Illinois (1912)
"... above or downwardly below a horizontal plane, the front controlling plane being positively held against lateral adjustment in opposite directions, ..."

4. Vehicles of the Air: A Popular Exposition of Modern Aeronautics with Working by Victor Lougheed (1910)
"The wires E, which are attached ahove to the rear portion a of the front wing-surface A, pass downwardly from each side of sald portion, the group of wires ..."

5. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1863-1871), Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1875)
"This median stripe is joined to the costa at basal third and coalesces here with the oblique costal stripe, which runs downwardly and outwardly. ..."

6. Flora of the Southern United States: Containing an Abridged Description of by Alvan Wentworth Chapman (1897)
"... and crowned with 2-4 downwardly barbed or hispid deciduous awns. ... with downwardly hispid margins. — Western districts of Georgia and westward, ..."

7. The Horseless Age (1904)
"... and the long downwardly extending arm of the bell crank is drawn by a coiled spring in such a direction as to tend to increase the distance between the ..."

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