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downfall

Pronunciation: /ˈdaʊnfɔːl/

Translation of downfall in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • (of person) perdición (feminine), ruina (feminine); (of industry) derrumbamiento (masculine); (of hopes, plans) desmoronamiento (masculine); (of king, dictator) caída (feminine) gambling was his downfall el juego fue su perdición or ruina
    Example sentences
    • The edge he plays with can lead to his downfall if he takes undisciplined penalties.
    • It was this merger of Malchut and Mochiach that eventually led to the downfall of the empire.
    • But there is one other sticky point that could very easily lead to his downfall.
    Example sentences
    • In the realm of the tragic hero there is always a fatal flaw in his personality that causes or precipitates his downfall.
    • The combined forces of Harold and Tostig drove Gruffydd back into Wales, and in 1063 caused his downfall and death.
    • It was widely rumored on Tuesday that his alleged wrongdoing and poor damage control would cause his downfall.

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