Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a downward direction.

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  • adverb In a downward direction

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

  • adverb spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position

Etymologies

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downward +‎ -ly

Examples

  • But, yes, I was very conscious of being downwardly mobile at a very young age.

    More Americans Giving Up On The American Dream

  • Mr. RODRIGUEZ: I would say, though, as a Californian that our governor is downwardly mobile at this point.

    More Americans Giving Up On The American Dream

  • Private spending, one of Korea's main growth engines, rose a downwardly revised 0.4% from the previous quarter, while facilities investment fell by a larger than estimated 1.1%.

    Korea Revises Down GDP Growth

  • In the past, these burglaries and burglary attempts took place mainly in those high falutin hillside fraccionamientos with inadequate security but the criminals, in these hard times, have shown that they can be downwardly mobile and that´s the noticeable change.

    You Don�t Need a Weatherman

  • A sharp slowdown in new orders contributed to the index's drop to 54.6 from a downwardly revised 56.7 in March.

    Euro-Zone Data Underline Inflation Risk

  • In the past, these burglaries and burglary attempts took place mainly in those high falutin hillside fraccionamientos with inadequate security but the criminals, in these hard times, have shown that they can be downwardly mobile and that´s the noticeable change.

    You Don�t Need a Weatherman

  • Private spending, one of Korea's main growth engines, rose a downwardly revised 0.4% from the previous quarter, while facilities investment fell by a larger than estimated 1.1%.

    Korea Revises Down GDP Growth

  • In the past, these burglaries and burglary attempts took place mainly in those high falutin hillside fraccionamientos with inadequate security but the criminals, in these hard times, have shown that they can be downwardly mobile and that´s the noticeable change.

    You Don�t Need a Weatherman

  • In the past, these burglaries and burglary attempts took place mainly in those high falutin hillside fraccionamientos with inadequate security but the criminals, in these hard times, have shown that they can be downwardly mobile and that´s the noticeable change.

    You Don�t Need a Weatherman

  • A sharp slowdown in new orders contributed to the index's drop to 54.6 from a downwardly revised 56.7 in March.

    U.K. Data Suggests Weakness

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