Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Something disappointing; a letdown.

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  • noun disappointment, letdown
  • noun comedown

Etymologies

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Examples

  • So it had to be a bringdown to realize it was Twitter they were talking about.

    It’s all over but the shouting. | clusterflock

  • Keith Kelley's media column is usually packed with items about publishing cutbacks, which is a bringdown.

    Stirring the Crackpot: James Wolcott

  • If you scan the newsweekly covers any given week, you're more likely to see fluff features on the healing power of prayer, Desperate Housewives, hot trends in massage therapy, and the iPod as mass talisman than some serious news story that some readers might consider a real bringdown, man.

    "What kind of a maniac puts eagles in a Christmas tree?": James Wolcott

  • Carson clearly thought that the grubby beatnik/hippie sitting before him would go on a tirade about rich suit-and-tie wearing squares and their bummer/ego/death trips and bringdown wars, or words to that effect.

    RJ Eskow: Redemption Song: Ted Kennedy Through Allen Ginsberg's Eyes

  • So it had to be a bringdown to realize it was Twitter they were talking about.

    It’s all over but the shouting. | clusterflock

  • He gets to his street and goes up the front steps and into the sour air of his building and he feels the little bringdown of fading light that he has felt a thousand times before.

    Underworld

  • He gets to his street and goes up the front steps and into the sour air of his building and he feels the little bringdown of fading light that he has felt a thousand times before.

    Underworld

  • Of course I'm always captain bringdown with my darn negative attitude and never offering "positive solutions." how about this ... don't get on the train.

    No Meds for This Depression

  • He gets to his street and goes up the front steps and into the sour air of his building and he feels the little bringdown of fading light that he has felt a thousand times before.

    Underworld

  • We really do need a big fat shock on “easy motoring,” a la nihilistic bringdown artists like James Kunstler.

    Firedoglake » Oil Tops $75 a Barrel

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