Definitions

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

  • noun The lower side or portion.
  • noun A disadvantageous aspect.
  • noun A downward tendency, as in the price of a stock.

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  • noun A disadvantageous aspect of something that is normally advantageous.
  • noun A downward tendency, especially in the price of shares etc

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

  • noun a negative aspect of something that is generally positive

Etymologies

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Compound of down + side.

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