What is downfall?

  • (noun): Failure that results in a loss of position or reputation.
    Synonyms: ruin, ruination
    See also — Additional definitions below


Downfall is a rapid deterioration, as in status or wealth. It may also refer to:

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SFR Yugoslav Air Force - History - Yugoslav Wars, Downfall
... Meanwhile, armed conflict had broken out between Croatian and Serbian forces in Croatia ... The JRV flew several low passes in a show of force against Croatia and launched a number strikes ...
Downfall (film)/Archive 1 - Parodies
... See also List of Internet phenomena The movie is well known for "Downfall Parodies" ... many in which a self-aware Hitler is incensed that people keep making Downfall parodies, and videos that depict Hitler as having a fierce rivalry with Fegelein, with the latter ... that have little or nothing to do with Downfall's subject matter, are also juxtaposed for humorous effect ...
Luigi Riccio - Biography - Downfall
... Ironically, it would be one of these independent decisions that would cause Riccio's downfall ... In 1982, Ciro Fiorentino, one of Riccio's personal godsons, became the lover of crew member, Pasquale Damiano's widow only a few weeks after his murder ...
Downfall - Other
... Operation Downfall, the Allied plan for the invasion of Japan at the end of World War II Downfall (game), a 2-player strategy game from Milton Bradley ...
Silvio Milazzo - Downfall
... The nation's anti-Communist press and politicians seized the occasion to remove the Italian Communists from their one real foothold in Italy ... "An unheard-of attempt at corruption," Milan's Corriere della Sera headlined ...

More definitions of "downfall":

  • (noun): A sudden decline in strength or number or importance.
    Synonyms: fall
  • (noun): The falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist).
    Synonyms: precipitation

Famous quotes containing the word downfall:

    Show me one thing here on earth which has begun well and not ended badly. The proudest palpitations are engulfed in a sewer, where they cease throbbing, as though having reached their natural term: this downfall constitutes the heart’s drama and the negative meaning of history.
    E.M. Cioran (b. 1911)

    Children demand that their heroes should be fleckless, and easily believe them so: perhaps a first discovery to the contrary is less revolutionary shock to a passionate child than the threatened downfall of habitual beliefs which makes the world seem to totter for us in maturer life.
    George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian)