Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun downfall

3 senses of downfall

Sense 1
downfall, ruin, ruination -- (failure that results in a loss of position or reputation)
       => failure -- (an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose; "the surprise party was a complete failure")

Sense 2
precipitation, downfall -- (the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist))
       => weather, weather condition, conditions, atmospheric condition -- (the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation; "they were hoping for good weather"; "every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception"; "the conditions were too rainy for playing in the snow")

Sense 3
fall, downfall -- (a sudden decline in strength or number or importance; "the fall of the House of Hapsburg")
       => weakening -- (becoming weaker)

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