American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A decline to a lower status or level.
- n. A feeling of disappointment or depression.
- n. A cause of disappointment or depression.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fall or downfall, in a figurative sense; a sudden change for the worse in one's circumstances; a set-back.
- n. A sudden drop to a lower status, condition or level; a disappointment or letdown
- n. A calm, mellow period experienced after the initial high from taking drugs
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. colloq. A downfall; an humiliation.
- v. be the essential element
- v. get sick
- v. fall from clouds
- v. criticize or reprimand harshly
- v. move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
- n. decline to a lower status or level
“That was a major comedown from the previous five games — four against San Antonio and one against Minnesota — where O'Neal was back to being his dominant self.”
“Getting trashed on speed and sleeping off the comedown is my THERAPY!”
“Despite the speculation, the notion that being a senator would be some kind of comedown made no sense to Hillary.”
“The Super Bowl functions as a kind of comedown from the holiday season.”
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“When you use the word 'comedown' in comparing the little church I'm serving now with the larger ones I served in the past, you reflect that idea that only a larger congregation is successful.”
“That this High Priest, while enjoying all the comforts and privileges belonging to his high office, together with its honors and gorgeous trappings, does not attach any over-weening importance to ecclesiastical dignity, neither does he consider a "comedown" the step he has taken, but he gives the simple, yet convincing reason that he just follows the process of evolution in Christianity, doing the will of his Master who promised to all mankind one Lord -- one Faith -- one Baptism.”
“Specific Media LLC, which emerged as a front-runner for the site only in recent days, will pay $35 million in cash and stock for the site, according to people familiar with the matter, a major comedown for a property that was acquired for $580 million just six years ago.”
“That was a big comedown, but nothing he read did anything to explain the relationship between Richard Lowensdale and Ermina.”
“The drugs that raced through my bloodstream have worn off, and this feels like the steepest and darkest comedown yet.”
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