Synonyms of down in English

: down1down2

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, 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

deck, floor, flatten

2‘he downed his pint of beer’

SYNONYMS

drink, drink down, drink up, guzzle, quaff, drain, imbibe, sup, slurp, suck, sip, swallow, finish off, polish off

sink, swig, toss off, slug, knock back, put away, kill

British neck

North American 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, 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


See definition of down

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

      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