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Definition of Downward

Downward

  1. Alt. of Downwards
  2. Moving or extending from a higher to a lower place; tending toward the earth or its center, or toward a lower level; declivous.
  3. Descending from a head, origin, or source; as, a downward line of descent.
  4. Tending to a lower condition or state; depressed; dejected; as, downward thoughts.

Downward Quotations

Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins.
Charles Stanley

The more people rationalize cheating, the more it becomes a culture of dishonesty. And that can become a vicious, downward cycle. Because suddenly, if everyone else is cheating, you feel a need to cheat, too.
Stephen Covey

All places where women are excluded tend downward to barbarism; but the moment she is introduced, there come in with her courtesy, cleanliness, sobriety, and order.
Harriet Beecher Stowe

Fortunately, human forgetting follows a pattern. We forget exponentially. A graph of our likelihood of getting the correct answer on a quiz sweeps quickly downward over time and then levels off.
Gary Wolf

I think my music's more disturbing than Tupac's - or at least I thought some of the themes of 'The Downward Spiral' were more disturbing on a deeper level - you know, issues about suicide and hating yourself and God and people and everything else.
Trent Reznor
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Downward Translations

downward in Latin is pessum
downward in Spanish is de arriba hacia abajo, descendente