Definition of Degringolade

1. Noun. A rapid decline or deterioration; a tumble. ¹



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Definition of Degringolade

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Degringolade

degree of freedom
degree of glory
degree of ionization
degree program
degreed
degreeless
degreelessness
degrees
degrees Celsius
degrees Fahrenheit
degrees Kelvin
degrees of comparison
degrees of freedom
degressive
degressively
degringolade (current term)
degringolades
degroup
degrouped
degrouping
degroups
degrowth
degs
degu
deguelin
degum
degummed
degumming
degums
degunk

Literary usage of Degringolade

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1. Great Love Stories of the Theatre: A Record of Theatrical Romance by Charles Collins (1911)
""No, monsieur, not to-day." "Good; we will have patience." The day for the dress rehearsal came, and still Dorval had not performed the degringolade. ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1922)
"Charles Richet . . 521 De Morgan, William, and His Times ... 280 degringolade 426 Diplomatic History, More 509 Distinguished Visitors. ..."

3. The Literature of Roguery by Frank Wadleigh Chandler (1907)
"... as well as in two posthumous tales — "L'Argent des Autres" (1874) and "La degringolade" (1876) — this prolific author developed his famous detectives, ..."

4. Fors Clavigera: Letters to the Workmen and Labourers of Great Britain by John Ruskin (1874)
"... for the book is long and occasionally tiresome—to read the degringolade, you will find it nevertheless worth your while; for it gives you a modern ..."

5. Dramatic Opinions and Essays, with an Apology: With an Apology by Bernard Shaw (1907)
"... appears to us in our present mood only another side of the terrible degringolade from Michael Angelo to Canova and Thorwaldsen, all of whose works would ..."

6. The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn by Elizabeth Bisland, Lafcadio Hearn (1906)
"degringolade. I feel sorry to say that I think I have been wrong about a good many of my sincere hopes and glowing predictions. ..."

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