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down·ward

downward

 
 
pronunciation:
daUn wrd
parts of speech:
adverb, adjective
part of speech: adverb
definition: toward a lower place or condition.
The ball rolled downward into the creek.
antonyms:
upward
similar words:
down
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: moving or headed toward a lower place or condition.
We climbed to the top of a hill then followed a downward path to the end of the trail.Her grades are showing a downward trend.
antonyms:
upward
derivations: downwardly (adv.), downwardness (n.)