bringdown

bringdown

[bring-doun]
noun Informal.
1.
a disappointment or disillusionment; letdown: It was quite a bringdown to find myself running last in the mayoral race.
2.
anything, as a cutting remark or critical action, that causes depression or deflates one's ego; a put-down.

Origin:
1940–45; noun use of verb phrase bring down; modeled on letdown and causative of comedown

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