Definitions of "downward"
  1. The direction or movement from a position of high altitude or status to a lower one
  2. Shifting in a direction or state from a high degree or intensity to a lesser one
How to use "downward" in a sentence
  1. Once the accusation was publicly known, the senator's reputation started a downward trend.
  2. After errors were identified in the company's financial records, the stock prices took a downward turn.
  3. Despite positive expectations, the crime rates in the city unfortunately took a downward trajectory.

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