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downer

noun [C usually singular] (EXPERIENCE)    /ˈdaʊ.nər/ US  /-nɚ/ informal
an event or experience that makes you unhappy: You lost your job? That's a real downer!Difficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
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