downwardly downwardly  /ˈdaʊn wərd li/


  • (adv) spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position



  1. There are a third of us who are in immediate danger of being downwardly mobile.
  2. This is a perk that Kurnia Riza, one of millions of downwardly mobile Indonesians, does not take lightly.
  3. Even the downwardly mobile Philadelphia lawyer of Shannon's Deal can still manage to take a first date out for a $172 restaurant meal.


  • Current account widens in first quarter

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The current account deficit widened in the first quarter to $106.1 billion, a government report showed on Friday. The Commerce Department said the current account deficit, which measures the flow of goods, services and investments into and out of the country, fell from a downwardly revised $102.3 billion in the fourth quarter. Most of the widening came from a drop in the U ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "If it says anything, it's an underscore of the notion that football is very important at Notre Dame and the competitive expectations are not downwardly negotiable," White said.
    on Nov 30, 2004 By: Kevin White Source: WTHR

  2. "In normal times, the yield curve should slope upwards," says David Kelly, senior economic adviser at the Boston money manager Putnam Investments. "A downwardly sloping yield curve is ominous."
    on May 30, 2005 By: David Kelly Source: Bloomberg

  3. "My whole career has been downwardly mobile, but that's very high praise for what I do," Finke says.
    on Nov 26, 2007 By: Nikki Finke Source: Bloomberg

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/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /