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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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