downhill

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

down- +‎ hill

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (adjective, noun) IPA(key): /ˈdaʊnˌhɪl/
  • (adverb) IPA(key): /ˌdaʊnˈhɪl/
  • Rhymes: -ɪl

Adverb[edit]

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 are usually made with more and most.
  • "Deteriorating" sense: often used with the verb "go".

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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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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

downhill m (plural downhills)

  1. downhill (skiing)