- 1The lowest or most unsuccessful point in a situation: asking that question was the nadir of my careerMore example sentences
- Getting out of that situation was the absolute nadir of my barefaced lying career.
- I think our dual roles reached a nadir one morning when she watched me get out of the bath.
- Once, the prince of misery's career reached such a dramatic nadir one scathing reviewer branded him a ‘boring old drone’.
late Middle English (in sense 2): via French from Arabic naẓīr (as-samt) 'opposite (to the zenith)'.