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From down- +‎ slide.


downslide (plural downslides)

  1. A slide downward; a worsening.
    • 2003, Robert Wirsing, Kashmir in the shadow of war:
      Among the most immediate and conspicuous political casualties of the sudden downslide in India-Pakistan relations...
    • 2009 March 15, Bruce Campion-Smith, “Bank of Canada foresees delay in recovery”, in Toronto Star[1]:
      "Many of the downslide risks that we identified in our last monetary policy (report) are now materializing.
    • 2009 March 22, Michael Winerip, “He Has Both Sides Covered”, in New York Times[2]:
      By the time Mr. Hanke took over, the paper was on a downslide, known for slanting the news to support Republicans.