Descent and Down


Show Definitions
Descent noun – The act or process of going to a lower level or altitude.
Usage example: the airplane began its gradual descent to the landing field

Down is a synonym for descent in rise topic. In some cases you can use "Down" instead a noun "Descent", when it comes to topics like reversal, deterioration.
Nearby Words: descend, descendant, descending, descender
Synonyms for Descent


Show Definitions
Down noun – A loss of status.
Usage example: experienced the ups and downs of a career in showbiz

Descent is a synonym for down in drop topic. You can use "Descent" instead the word "Down" as a noun or a verb, if it concerns topics such as rise, reversal.
Nearby Word: downed
Synonyms for Down

How words are described

original original descent original down
deep deep descent deep down
slow slow descent slow down
further further descent further down
Cite this Source
Down and Descent. (2016). Retrieved 2021, June 20, from
Descent & Down. N.p., 2016. Web. 20 Jun. 2021. <>.
Down or Descent. 2016. Accessed June 20, 2021.

Synonyms for descent
Share this picture

Synonyms for down
Share this picture

Google Ngram Viewer shows how "descent" and "down" have occurred on timeline: