downwardly mobile

downward mobility

See under vertical mobility ( def 1 ).

downwardly mobile, adjective, noun Unabridged
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downward mobility
sociol Compare upward mobility horizontal mobility See also vertical mobility the movement of an individual, social group, or class to a lower status

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Main Entry:  downwardly mobile
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  moving to a lesser social class; having less wealth and status as previous
Main Entry:  downwardly mobile
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  See downward-mobile's 21st Century Lexicon
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