Meaning of downvote in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdaʊnvəʊt/

Translate downvote into Spanish


[with object]
  • (in an online context) register disapproval of or disagreement with (a post or poster) by means of a particular icon.

    ‘I had to resist the urge to downvote the first serious comment’
    • ‘you can downvote me all you want, but the refereeing this season has been absolutely deplorable’
    • ‘if you want to downvote, go ahead’
    • ‘I was speaking in general for whoever did downvote my comment!’
    • ‘Someone is working overtime with his multiple accounts to downvote you.’
    • ‘I downvote you for being an ignorant, overreacting, emotional wreck over arbitrary ranking.’
    • ‘However still rather annoying that we can't upvote or downvote comments.’
    • ‘Please watch the video before you downvote or make comments without understanding the history or purpose.’
    • ‘We just downvote everyone we disagree with.’
    • ‘You, of course, are free to not find it funny and downvote or reply as you see fit.’
    • ‘Why downvote a person for suggesting you keep insurance on your car at all times?’
    • ‘If you offer an opinion, someone will likely disagree and downvote.’
    • ‘I agree actually, which is why I personally didn't downvote him.’
    • ‘I can't downvote yet but I'm hoping others will step in and do it.’


  • (in an online context) an instance of using a particular icon to register disapproval of or disagreement with a post or poster.

    ‘there is absolutely nothing in his comment that deserves a downvote’
    • ‘I am making it my mission to counter every downvote you are given for critiquing his grammar’
    • ‘Simply disagreeing with someone does not constitute a downvote.’
    • ‘Hell, there are people out there who give me a downvote every time they see my name.’
    • ‘It was someone else pointing out this this comment did not deserve the downvote.’
    • ‘You get 2 points for each upvote and lose one point for each downvote.’
    • ‘What did he say that constitutes a downvote?’
    • ‘A downvote troll or two is out in force, and apparently doesn't like it when you (or anyone) posts facts.’
    • ‘You got a downvote because people want the right to judge and a rule to judge it by.’
    • ‘I should give you a downvote for that comment.’
    • ‘Does the downvote cancel out their comment then or not?’
    • ‘Didn't we used to have downvote buttons?’
    • ‘It's a small distance from the upvote arrow to the downvote arrow.’