downwardsadverbuk /ˈdaʊn.wədz/ us /-wɚdz/ mainly UK (US usually downward)
- With one wing damaged, the model airplane spiralled downwards.
- To be a good manager, you must know how to devolve responsibility downwards.
- The path slopes gently downwards until it meets the lake.
- You reduce the volume by sliding this lever downwards.
- The sales figures seem to be slipping steadily downwards, which is rather worrying.