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downhill

down·hill

downhill

 
pronunciation:
daUn hIl
parts of speech:
adverb, adjective, noun
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part of speech: adverb
definition 1: down a hill.
He ran downhill to the pasture.
antonyms:
uphill
definition 2: to a worse state or condition.
Business went downhill after the fire.
similar words:
backward
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: going down a hill.
a downhill race
similar words:
alpine
definition 2: requiring little effort; easy.
Once we finished the hard part, the rest was all downhill.
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part of speech: noun
definition: a descending slope or incline.
That was the most challenging downhill I've ever skied.
 
antonyms:
uphill
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