breakdown noun (FAILURE)
- The breakdown in negotiations will be seen as a step backwards.
- Some children were well brought up, despite family breakdown, he admitted.
- An immediate effect of the war was a breakdown of law and order.
- He warned that the breakdown of the family unit would lead to an impoverished society.
- the trauma of marriage breakdown
breakdown noun (DIVISION)
breakdown noun (ILLNESS)
Thesaurus: synonyms and related words
- adjustment disorder
- age-associated memory impairment
- anorexia nervosa
- antisocial personality disorder
- eating disorder
- learning difficulties
- male menopause
- persecution complex
- seasonal affective disorder
- Stockholm syndrome
- visual variant of Alzheimer's disease