downside

[ doun-sahyd ]
/ ˈdaʊnˌsaɪd /
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noun

the lower side or part.
a downward trend, especially in stock prices.
a discouraging or negative aspect.

adjective

of or involving a decline, especially in stock prices: The downside risk on this stock is considered far greater than the potential for gain.

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Origin of downside

First recorded in 1675–85; down1 + side1
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British Dictionary definitions for downside

downside
/ (ˈdaʊnˌsaɪd) /

noun

the disadvantageous aspect of a situationthe downside of twentieth-century living
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