Definition of “downside” - English Dictionary

“downside” in American English

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downsidenoun [ U ]

us /ˈdɑʊnˌsɑɪd/

the negative part of a situation:

It’s a great plan – the downside is that it’s going to cost a lot of money.

(Definition of “downside” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“downside” in Business English

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downsidenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdaʊnsaɪd/ us

a disadvantage or problem:

The only downside of working here is that it is so far from my home.
The town's rapid growth does have a downside.
We discussed all the potential downsides, but in the end she decided to go ahead.

(Definition of “downside” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)