What does downfall mean?

Definitions for downfallˈdaʊnˌfɔl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word downfall.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. downfall, ruin, ruination(noun)

    failure that results in a loss of position or reputation

  2. precipitation, downfall(noun)

    the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist)

  3. fall, downfall(noun)

    a sudden decline in strength or number or importance

    "the fall of the House of Hapsburg"


  1. Downfall(n.)

    A sudden descent from rank or state, reputation or happiness; destruction; ruin; as, the senator's unrestrained sexual escapades led to his downfall.


  1. downfall(Noun)

    A precipitous decline in fortune; a rapid deterioration, as in status or wealth.

    Many economic and political reasons led to the downfall of the Roman Empire.

  2. downfall(Noun)

    The cause of such a fall; a critical blow or error.

    It is the downfall of evil, that it never sees far enough ahead. uE000185625uE001 Orson Scott Card

  3. downfall(Verb)

    To fall down; deteriorate; decline.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Downfall(noun)

    a sudden fall; a body of things falling

  2. Downfall(noun)

    a sudden descent from rank or state, reputation or happiness; destruction; ruin


  1. Downfall

    Downfall is a 2004 war film directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, depicting the final ten days of Adolf Hitler's reign of Nazi Germany in 1945. The film's screenplay was written by Bernd Eichinger, and based upon the books Inside Hitler's Bunker, by historian Joachim Fest; Until the Final Hour, the memoirs of Traudl Junge, one of Hitler's secretaries; Albert Speer's memoirs, Inside the Third Reich; Hitler's Last Days: An Eye–Witness Account, by Gerhardt Boldt; Das Notlazarett Unter Der Reichskanzlei: Ein Arzt Erlebt Hitlers Ende in Berlin by Doctor Ernst-Günther Schenck; and, Siegfried Knappe's memoirs, Soldat: Reflections of a German Soldier, 1936–1949. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of downfall in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of downfall in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Craig Mitnick:

    Greed and ego are too often the downfall of mankind

  2. Tom Roseen:

    Investors think we're at the bottoms of this energy downfall.

  3. Vikrant Parsai:

    One of the major reasons for the downfall in many relationships is; too much “me” in “we”.

  4. Sean Spicer:

    For everything that I can see, the Democrats have put all of their eggs in one basket here, that is more of a downfall in the general election than in the primary.

  5. Frank Lloyd Wright:

    Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.

Images & Illustrations of downfall

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