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Slang

downer

This page is about the slang term downer

Meaning

something that makes you depressed or unhappy

For example

  • Losing that job was such a downer! I really enjoyed the work.

  • Kerry said that she's been miserable ever since she failed her physics exam. It was a real downer for her.

Quick Quiz

If you find that a certain activity is a downer for you, you will probably

a. repeat it whenever possible

b. recall it whenever possible

c. avoid it whenever possible

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Contributor: Matt Errey