downhill

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Etymology[edit]

down- +‎ hill

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downhill (comparative more downhill, superlative most downhill)

  1. Down a slope
    Because we got to the summit of the mountain, we could only go downhill from there

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Adjective[edit]

downhill (comparative further downhill, superlative furthest downhill)

  1. located down a slope or hill
  2. going down a slope or a hill
  3. (by extension) easy
  4. (by extension) deteriorating, getting worse
    After Don made those tasteless remarks, our relationship with him went downhill.

Usage notes[edit]

  • "easy" sense comparative and superlative is usually made with more and most
  • "deteriorating" sense often used as "went downhill".

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Noun[edit]

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downhill (countable and uncountable, plural downhills)

  1. (uncountable) The fastest of the disciplines of alpine skiing
  2. (countable) A rapid descent of a hill in related sports, especially in alpine skiing

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