downer Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “downer” in the English Dictionary

"downer" in British English

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uk   /ˈdaʊ.nər/  us   /-nɚ/ informal

downer noun (EXPERIENCE)

[C usually singular] an ​event or ​experience that makes you ​unhappy: You ​lostyourjob? That's a ​real downer!

downer noun (DRUG)

[C] a ​drug that makes you ​feelcalmer
(Definition of downer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"downer" in American English

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downernoun [C]

 us   /ˈdɑʊ·nər/ infml
an ​event or ​experience that makes you ​unhappy and ​lacking in ​hope, ​confidence, or ​energy: Your car’s been ​stolen? That’s a ​real downer!
(Definition of downer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “downer”
in Chinese (Simplified) 经历, 令人沮丧的事…
in Chinese (Traditional) 經歷, 令人沮喪的事…
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