[ UK /dˈa‍ʊnsa‍ɪd/ ]
[ US /ˈdaʊnˌsaɪd/ ]
  1. a negative aspect of something that is generally positive
    there is a downside even to motherhood
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How To Use downside In A Sentence

  • Benecken characterized the entire hacking case as "ultramodern" and said that, in a way, it exemplified the "downside" of today's digital age "that can easily been taken advantage of by savvy youths with those skills and a lot of time. Hackers Allegedly Steal New Gaga Songs, Rumored Ke$ha Sex Photo
  • In a horizontal plane, a square has an upside and a downside.
  • The downside is that the shape is less convenient for packing bulky items. Times, Sunday Times
  • The reward is tremendous weight and presence; the downside emotional crudity.
  • The company also represented that they had helped it to hedge downside risk.
  • On the downside, Barclays fell 3.8% as investors mulled the significance of Goldman's earnings disappointment. U.S. Earnings, ASML Sour Mood in Europe
  • On the downside, this dependency on biography and history means that sometimes the tales do not stand in their own right.
  • But the downside is you're increasingly impatient. Times, Sunday Times
  • As we enter what is sure to be a long period of uncertainty—a gantlet of lost jobs, dwindling assets, home foreclosures and two continuing wars—the downside of stress is certainly worth exploring.
  • He then goes on to say that there are "no meaningful downsides to irradiation", no more than milk pasteurization, that is. This July 4th Cook Your Irradiated Beef How You Like It
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