Definition of downwardly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdaʊnwədli//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdaʊnwərdli//
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towards a lower level The sales figures will have to be downwardly revised. people who have lost their jobs and are downwardly mobile(= moving towards a lower social position) compare upwardly mobile