Collapse and Downfall


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Collapse noun – A complete depletion of energy or strength.
Downfall is a synonym for collapse in falling topic. In some cases you can use "Downfall" instead the word "Collapse" as a noun or an adjective, when it comes to topics like destruction, descent, failure, breakdown. popular alternative
Nearby Words: collapsed, collapsing, collapsible, collapsable
Synonyms for Collapse


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Downfall noun – A loss of status.
Usage example: an ill-advised speech that proved to be the cause of the candidate's downfall

Collapse is a synonym for downfall in falling topic. You can use "Collapse" instead the word "Downfall" as a noun or an adjective, if it concerns topics such as defeat, destruction, ruin, descent. popular alternative
Synonyms for Downfall

How words are described

complete complete collapse complete downfall
utter utter collapse utter downfall
real real collapse real downfall
slow slow collapse slow downfall
Other adjectives: quick, social, gradual, spectacular, moral, major, near, immediate, political, final, later, inevitable, subsequent, imminent, eventual, swift, rapid, resulting, economic, ongoing.

Both words in one sentence

  • Video Game / Phantasy Star IV After the End: A millennium after the destruction of Parma, the downfall of Mother Brain, and the collapse of Algo's civilization.
  • Manga / Kare Kano At home, Yukino is spoiled and slovenly.When a new student, Soichiro Arima, proves himself the equal of Yukino, her narcissistic edifice is threatened with collapse, so she begins to plot Arima's downfall, whilst maintaining an air of friendship with him.
  • And Seele conspires against the USA because they regard it like a -literally- World Class bully... but they do not care for the loss of billions of lives and the collapse of world economy that would come as a result of the downfall of the "evil Empire".
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