What is another word for downfalls?

Pronunciation: [dˈa͡ʊnfɔːlz] (IPA)

Downfalls refer to the negative aspects or shortcomings of a particular situation or event. Synonyms for this word include setbacks, disadvantages, pitfalls, drawbacks, failures, and errors. Setbacks refer to obstacles or barriers that prevent progress, while disadvantages highlight the unfavourable circumstances surrounding a particular situation. Pitfalls are hidden dangers that can cause trouble, and drawbacks indicate a negative aspect to an otherwise beneficial situation. Failures suggest a lack of success in achieving a set goal, and errors indicate mistakes. All these words convey the idea of something that went wrong or did not turn out as planned, highlighting the importance of careful planning to avoid such downfalls.

What are the hypernyms for Downfalls?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Downfalls

And the reverse is true: half the downfalls have come from those same juniors, who thought they knew some short road to success, which half the time was across disreputable back lots.
"Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero"
F. Hopkinson Smith
In this neighborhood there were one or two fords, easily crossed at ordinary seasons, and only impassable after continuous downfalls of snow or rain.
"Border and Bastille"
George A. Lawrence
You may have a good many downfalls first, but sooner or later you will get on.
George Manville Fenn

Famous quotes with Downfalls

  • One of the remarkable things about my career is that it has been marked by steady, incremental progress. No sudden spikes up, and no sudden downfalls, either.
    Phil Hartman
  • I'm fighting a losing battle here: I'm trying to lose some weight. I love chocolate; that's one of my biggest downfalls. I haven't gotten a whole lot of chocolate, thank goodness, because I'd probably be about 300 pounds.
    Carrie Underwood

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