Synonyms for downfall:
Sense 4 (noun)
disgrace, ruin (noun)
degeneracy, fall, decadence, comedown, destruction, storm, bane, deluge, degeneration, overthrow, cloudburst, descent, debacle, collapse, devolution, drop, deterioration, failure, ruination, undoing, declension, down.
Usage examples for downfall:
- I think every Step should be taken for the Downfall of such Wretches, and shall be ready to joyn in any Measure within Doors or without which shall be well adapted to this Effect. - "The Original Writings of Samuel Adams, Volume 4", Samuel Adams.
- The downfall of Marie Antoinette is resolved upon by her enemies, and the time has come when her friends must be active for her. - "Marie Antoinette And Her Son", Louise Muhlbach Official.
- An attempt made by the Cabinet at Vienna to evade the demands drawn up under the influence of the more moderate politicians resulted only in the downfall of this party, and in the tender of a new series of demands of far more revolutionary character. - "History of Modern Europe 1792-1878", C. A. Fyffe.