Definition of Downside

1. Noun. A negative aspect of something that is generally positive. "There is a downside even to motherhood"

Generic synonyms: Side



Definition of Downside

1. Noun. A disadvantageous aspect of something that is normally advantageous. ¹

2. Noun. A downward tendency, especially in the price of shares etc ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Downside

1. a negative aspect [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Downside

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downselect
downselected
downselecting
downselects
downset
downsets
downshift
downshifted
downshifter
downshifters
downshifting
downshifts
downshock
downshocks
downside (current term)
downsides
downsitting
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downsize
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downsizers
downsizes
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downsizings
downslide
downslides
downslope
downslopes

Literary usage of Downside

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"In 1906 the bodies there interred were removed, and the bishop's remains were translated to downside Abbey and placed in a vault beneath the choir of the ..."

2. Bibliotheca Somersetensis: A Catalogue of Books, Pamphlets, Single Sheets by Emanuel Green (1902)
"downside college, its origin and principal features. ... The centenary of St. Gregory the great at downside, with three sermons preached on the occasion, ..."

3. The Quarterly Musical Magazine and Review by Richard Mackenzie Bacon (1823)
"The establishment at downside belongs to the English Benedictine monks, who were settled before the French Revolution, at Douay, in Flanders. ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN, Sidney Lee (1886)
"Early in 1814 he accompanied the community on their migration to their new home at downside in Somersetshire. At the new college of St. Gregory's, downside, ..."

5. Earthwork of England: Prehistoric, Roman, Saxon, Danish, Norman and Mediæval by Arthur Hadrian Allcroft (1908)
"... downside, a mile south of Chilcompton Station. The area of the camp (some 15 acres, now grass land divided up by ancient hedges) occupies the summit of ..."

6. Catalogue of the General Library of the University of Aberdeen ...by University of Aberdeen Library by University of Aberdeen Library (1873)
"35 LYONS (John) : The downside Discussion. Lond., 1836. LYONS : Guide à Lyon. Lyon, 1818. DJ. ... downside ..."

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