Down and Rising


Down noun - The act or process of going to a lower level or altitude.
Usage example: suffered with a psychological disorder in which she alternated between emotional ups and downs

Rising is an antonym for down.

Nearby Word: downed


Rising noun - The act or an instance of rising or climbing up.
Usage example: the rising of the sun

Down is an antonym for rising.

Nearby Words: rise, risen

Both words in one sentence

  • Driving Stick It should be also noted that people accustomed to a manual transmission can still have a hard time getting used to a car with a different gear layout, especially with the reverse that may or may not require pushing the lever down or rising a retainer ring up before shifting.
    Source: Driving Stick
  • Video Game / Happy Tree Friends Adventures The reverse version, as in it moves down instead of rising up, can be found in the second level of HTFA 4.
  • After being repeatedly savaged by a wildcat and being knocked down time after time, this mouse keeps rising back up to fight some more, refusing to just lie down and die.
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Rising and Down. (2016). Retrieved 2022, June 25, from
Down & Rising. N.p., 2016. Web. 25 Jun. 2022. <>.
Rising or Down. 2016. Accessed June 25, 2022.
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