- 1The lowest point in the fortunes of a person or organization: they had reached the nadir of their sufferingsMore example sentences
- Yet 7 years on from that nadir in the club fortunes, Doncaster Rovers are in rude health and aiming for their highest League position since the 1950s.
- Although Alchemy's history is relatively short, it is not short of examples of successful trawls of companies whose fortunes have reached a nadir.
- The 1932 annual meeting, held at the nadir of the company's fortunes, was even stormier.
late Middle English (in the astronomical sense): via French from Arabic naẓīr (as-samt) 'opposite (to the zenith)'.