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down·side

 (doun′sīd′)
n.
1. The lower side or portion.
2. A disadvantageous aspect: an option with a downside as well as benefits.
3. A downward tendency, as in the price of a stock.

downside

(ˈdaʊnˌsaɪd)
n
the disadvantageous aspect of a situation: the downside of twentieth-century living.

down•side

(ˈdaʊnˌsaɪd)

n.
1. the lower or underneath side.
2. a downward trend, esp. in stock prices.
3. a discouraging or negative aspect.
[1675–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.downside - a negative aspect of something that is generally positive; "there is a downside even to motherhood"
side - an aspect of something (as contrasted with some other implied aspect); "he was on the heavy side"; "he is on the purchasing side of the business"; "it brought out his better side"

downside

noun drawback, disadvantage, snag, problem, trouble, minus (informal), flip side, other side of the coin (informal), bad or weak point There is a downside to this.
benefit, plus (informal), advantage, good or strong point
Translations

downside

[ˈdaʊnsaɪd] N (fig) → pega f, desventaja f, lo malo (of de)

downside

[ˈdaʊnsaɪd] n (= disadvantage) → inconvénient m
the downside of sth → l'inconvénient de qch
there is a downside to sth [+ success, positive feature] → il y a un inconvénient à qch
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Downside risks to growth exist if regional tensions escalate further.
However, as the economy continues growth below 1 percent for three straight quarters, concern over prolonged low growth is emerging, with the third quarter growth facing downside risks.
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TOKYO, Nov 29 (KUNA) -- Bank of Japan (BOJ) Policy Board member Sayuri Shirai on Thursday warned of downside risks to the outlook for the Japanese economy, highlighting uncertainty over economies overseas and adverse impact of the consumption tax hike.
Global growth modest, downside risks elevated: G-20 statement
Next, we extend the model to the situation with two independent retailers that have different target profits and downside risks.
In addition, the reduced 2012 growth expectations for the major European trading partners of Spain pose further downside risks to the country's fragile export-based rebound.
Near-term downside risks for the Russian market are becoming more obvious.
The world economy continued to recover gradually in the final quarter of 2010 while downside risks remained a major concern for advanced economies, he said.