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  1. downsidenoun

    a negative aspect of something that is generally positive

    "there is a downside even to motherhood"


  1. downsidenoun

    A disadvantageous aspect of something that is normally advantageous.

    The downside of obtaining a higher rank is that far more work is expected.

  2. downsidenoun

    A downward tendency, especially in the price of shares etc

  3. Etymology: Compound of down + side.


  1. downside

    A downside refers to the negative aspect, disadvantage, or potential negative outcome of a situation, action, process, or condition. It's often contrasted with the positive aspects or the upside of something.


  1. Downside

    Downside is a farming community in the central east part of the Riverina and situated about 15 kilometres north west from Wagga Wagga and 24 kilometres south east from Coolamon. Downside Post Office opened on 15 August 1878 and closed in 1905.

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  1. disowned

  2. disendow

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of downside in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of downside in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of downside in a Sentence

  1. Mario Draghi:

    The risks surrounding the economic outlook for the euro area are on the downside.

  2. Lakshheish M Patel:

    Now stock market traders can go to sleep as nothing upside or downside in shares prices will happen till 2:30 pm today. Prices will remain in stagnant position largely between 10 am-2 pm

  3. Niels Christensen:

    Stocks markets are in focus and absence of risk appetite is acting as a headwind to the dollar, having said that, with a September rate hike back in focus, I am biased towards more downside in the euro against the dollar.

  4. Dan Ivascyn:

    Declining oil prices will have a clear downside impact on global inflation readings next year, in most developed economies, headline inflation will likely go into negative readings in the early part of 2015, only to bounce back toward positive core inflation readings as we go into late 2015 and early 2016.

  5. Animal Capital:

    We've learned from the best. We're doing our best to make sure that we don't make those early mistakes, we expect to make mistakes. It's about how we manage the downside.

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