Synonyms of down in English

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down1


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adverb

1‘they went down in the lift’

SYNONYMS
towards a lower position, downwards, downstairs, towards the bottom, from top to bottom
ANTONYMS

up

2‘they're down in the hall’

SYNONYMS
in a lower position, downstairs, at the bottom

3‘she fell down’

SYNONYMS
to the ground, to the floor, over

preposition

1‘the lift plunged down the shaft’

SYNONYMS
lower in, lower on, to the bottom of
ANTONYMS

up

2‘I walked down the street’

SYNONYMS
along, throughout the length of, to the other end of, from one end of … to the other, through, across, by way of, via

3‘we have done him many favours down the years’

SYNONYMS
throughout, through, during, in

adjective

1‘I'm feeling a bit down’

SYNONYMS
depressed, sad, saddened, unhappy, melancholy, miserable, wretched, sorrowful, gloomy, dejected, downhearted, disheartened, despondent, dispirited, low, in low spirits, low-spirited, heavy-hearted, glum, morose, dismal, downcast, cast down, tearful
informal blue, down in the dumps, down in the mouth, fed up
ANTONYMS

elated

2‘the computer is down’

SYNONYMS
not working, not functioning, not functional, not in working order, not in operation, inoperative, malfunctioning, out of order, broken, broken-down, acting up, unserviceable, faulty, defective, in disrepair
not in service, unavailable for use, not in use, out of action, out of commission
informal conked out, bust, kaput, gone kaput, gone phut, on the blink, gone haywire, shot
British informal knackered, jiggered, wonky
North American informal on the fritz, out of whack
British vulgar slang buggered
ANTONYMS

working


verb

1‘he struck Slater on the face, downing him’

SYNONYMS
knock down, knock over, knock to the ground, throw to the ground, bring down, bring to the ground, fell, topple, prostrate, tackle, rugby-tackle, trip up
informal deck, floor, flatten

2‘he downed his pint of beer’

SYNONYMS
drink, drink down, drink up, gulp, gulp down, guzzle, quaff, drain, imbibe, sup, slurp, suck, sip, swallow, finish off, polish off
informal sink, swig, swill, swill down, toss off, slug, knock back, put away, kill
British informal neck
North American informal scarf, scarf down, scarf up, snarf, snarf down, snarf up, chug
rare ingurgitate

noun

1downs‘the ups and downs of running a business’

SYNONYMS
setbacks, upsets, reverses, reversals, reversals of fortune, downturns, mishaps, strokes of ill luck, strokes of bad luck, accidents, shocks, vicissitudes, crises, catastrophes, tragedies, calamities, trials, crosses, knocks, burdens, blows, buffets
informal glitches, whammies, double whammies, knock-backs
archaic foils
ANTONYMS

ups

2‘he's having a bit of a down at the moment’

SYNONYMS
fit of depression, period of despondency
informal the blues, the dumps, one's black dog, a low
North American informal the blahs, a funk, a blue funk
informal, dated the mopes
literary dolour
archaic the megrims
ANTONYMS

high


Synonyms of down in English

: down1down2

down2


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noun

1‘the young puffin stopped preening tufts of grey down from its feathers’

SYNONYMS
soft feathers, fluff, fuzz, floss, lint, bloom, fine hair, nap, pile

Phrases

    have a down on

    ‘poor Fairfax, I think they had a down on him’


    SYNONYMS
    disapprove of, be against, be prejudiced against, be set against, bear a grudge towards, show antagonism to, be hostile to, feel ill will towards, show ill will towards
    persecute, pick on, push about, push around, lean on, bully, abuse, discriminate against, ill-treat, mistreat, maltreat, harass, hound, torment, terrorize, torture, punish unfairly
    informal get at, have it in for, be down on, give someone a hard time, hassle, needle, get on someone's back, make things hot for someone