Definition of comedown in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkʌmdaʊn/


1A loss of status or importance: Patrol duty? Bit of a comedown for a sergeant
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  • This is a sad comedown for the man who was once the most important figure in the comic book industry.
  • That is a comedown for Bangalore's development portal which was headed by a core team of professionals and eminent citizens.
  • Only 10% of broadband subscribers get its service now, a big comedown for a company that once had 50% of the Net-access market.
loss of status, loss of face;
downgrading, mortification, humiliation, humbling, belittlement, lowering, demotion, reduction, degradation, disgrace
2A feeling of disappointment or depression: it’s such a comedown after Christmas is over
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  • The opening triumvirate is as strong as any string of songs he's written, and the wistful finality of the sweetly cathartic title track foreshadows a disappointing comedown.
  • There were a few kilted drunks doing the Tartan Army thing and it wasn't the worst crowd inside Hampden but after the barnstorming frenzies of Italy and Belarus, this was a heart-slowing comedown.
  • There was a real comedown as a result of our chances being over-hyped, though.
informal washout
2.1A lessening of the sensations generated by a narcotic drug as its effects wear off: the drug is like speed, but without the comedown
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  • As if that wasn't shocking enough, by page ten I am trying desperately to hold my own in a world of strobe-lit flings and comedowns from drugs I have never heard of, described in language I never knew existed.
  • Caught in a whirlwind of high times, hard drugs and harder comedowns, the singer made a botched suicide attempt and began to overdose on a regular basis.
  • E comedowns are generally spread over three days, gradually improving until you feel recovered by the fourth day.
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