Definitions

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

  • noun A decline to a lower status or level.
  • noun A feeling of disappointment or depression.
  • noun A cause of disappointment or depression.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A fall or downfall, in a figurative sense; a sudden change for the worse in one's circumstances; a set-back.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun colloq. A downfall; an humiliation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A sudden drop to a lower status, condition or level; a disappointment or letdown
  • noun A calm, mellow period experienced after the initial high from taking drugs

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun decline to a lower status or level
  • verb be the essential element
  • verb get sick
  • verb fall from clouds
  • verb criticize or reprimand harshly
  • verb move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

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Examples

  • 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.

    USATODAY.com - Malone, Lakers not afraid to mix it up with Wolves

  • Getting trashed on speed and sleeping off the comedown is my THERAPY!

    Original Signal - Transmitting Digg

  • Getting trashed on speed and sleeping off the comedown is my THERAPY!

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  • Despite the speculation, the notion that being a senator would be some kind of comedown made no sense to Hillary.

    Breaking Through The Ultimate Glass Ceiling

  • Forgoing the usual "comedown" finale, Magda instead closes the mix with Jimmy Edgar's "Beat Squared"/Jan Jelinek's "Tierbeobachtungen", whose punchy rhythm and synth blasts clearly nod back to the vintage sounds of Detroit, as well as Factory Records 'Be Music productions of the 1980s.

    PopMatters

  • Forgoing the usual "comedown" finale, Magda instead closes the mix with Jimmy Edgar's "Beat Squared"/Jan Jelinek's "Tierbeobachtungen", whose punchy rhythm and synth blasts clearly nod back to the vintage sounds of Detroit, as well as Factory Records 'Be Music productions of the 1980s.

    PopMatters

  • The Super Bowl functions as a kind of comedown from the holiday season.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • The Super Bowl functions as a kind of comedown from the holiday season.

    Denver Post: All Blogs

  • The Super Bowl functions as a kind of comedown from the holiday season.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • The Super Bowl functions as a kind of comedown from the holiday season.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

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  • In the language of railroad telegraphy, comedown stood for "Do not pay any commission". --US Railway Association, Standard Cipher Code, 1906. Bummer, dude.

    January 21, 2013