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Definition of "comedown" [come•down]

  • A decline to a lower status or level. (noun)
  • A feeling of disappointment or depression. (noun)
  • A cause of disappointment or depression. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "comedown" in a sentence
  • "That was a major comedown from the previous five games — four against San Antonio and one against Minnesota — where O'Neal was back to being his dominant self."
  • "Getting trashed on speed and sleeping off the comedown is my THERAPY!"
  • "Despite the speculation, the notion that being a senator would be some kind of comedown made no sense to Hillary."