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Correct spelling:
downfall
Definition:
Sudden loss of rank or reputation: ruin.

Synonyms:

noun
bane
fatal attraction, bête noir.
death
after life, necrosis, finises, finis, eternal rest, losses.
decadence
Gluttonies, Sybaritism, sensuality, gluttony, devolution.
decrease
drop.
defeat
failure, overthrow, defeat, collapse, beating.
degeneracy
depravations, Depravation.
descent
Downcome.
destruction
crushings, crashings, comedown, sackings, destruction, massacre, subjugations, ruination, subjugation, slayings.
deterioration
descent, lessening, degringolade, vitiation.
disappointment
old one-two, errors, bringdown, inefficacy, faux pas, lemon.
disgrace, ruin
degeneration, comeuppance, comedown, deluge, decadence, rack and ruin, overthrow, road to ruin, drop, bane, discomfiture, flood, deterioration, devolution, down, storm, debacle, the skids, collapse, degeneracy, on the rocks, descent, declension, breakdown, destruction, atrophy, undoing, fall, failure, ruination, cloudburst.
downfall
fall, precipitation, ruination, ruin.
event
downfall, fall, ruination, ruin.
failure
flop, fiasco, bust, thrashing, trouncing, debacle, miscarriage, waterloo, Noncompletion.
obliteration
obliteration.
phenomenon
precipitation, downfall.
pitfall
quicksands, deadfall, mousetraps, quicksand, mousetrap.
ruin
ruin, undoing, the end, crackup.
ruination
lay waste, bring to ruin, dilapidate, make a mess of, clean out, use up, dilapidates, spoilate, bankrupts, wreak havoc on, wreckers, wrecker.
Examples of usage:
  1. As Greece was now obedient to him, the ambitious Philip began to plan the conquest of Asia and the downfall of the Persian Empire. – The Story of the Greeks by H. A. Guerber
  2. As he himself said over and over again after his downfall, he had nobody but himself to blame for it. – Oscar Wilde by Leonard Cresswell Ingleby
  3. Since the downfall of the Empire, calico has come more and more into use, because it is so much cheaper than linen. – Two Poets Lost Illusions Part I by Honore de Balzac
  4. It brought a picture he longed to forget- the terrible picture of his downfall: It was a spring day, and the Uncapapas, to make ready for battle, were dancing the great sun- dance. – The Plow-Woman by Eleanor Gates
  5. He even lost interest in the thing he had tried to reach and which had caused his downfall. – Six Little Bunkers at Cowboy Jack's by Laura Lee Hope
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