Definition of "nadir" [na•dir]

  • Astronomy A point on the celestial sphere directly below the observer, diametrically opposite the zenith. (noun)
  • The lowest point: the nadir of their fortunes. (noun)

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Use "nadir" in a sentence
  • "To see Wes Craven descend back into his late-80s nadir is a tragic thing indeed."
  • "The nadir is a middle eight that involves the curly-haired one intoning, "When IIIIIII talk to youuuuuuuuuuuuu, on the phhhooooonnnnneee" as if he actually hates his lover and wants her to bleed from the ears."
  • "But market participants expect a near-term nadir for the cash rate of around 2.5%."