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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ney-der, ney-deer]
    • /ˈneɪ dər, ˈneɪ dɪər/
    • /ˈneɪ.dɪər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ney-der, ney-deer]
    • /ˈneɪ dər, ˈneɪ dɪər/

Definitions of nadir word

  • noun nadir Astronomy. the point on the celestial sphere directly beneath a given position or observer and diametrically opposite the zenith. 1
  • noun nadir Astrology. the point of a horoscope opposite the midheaven: the cusp of the fourth house. 1
  • noun nadir the lowest point; point of greatest adversity or despair. 1
  • noun nadir The lowest point in the fortunes of a person or organization. 1
  • noun nadir astronomy: point directly below 1
  • noun nadir lowest point 1

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Origin of nadir

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English ≪ Arabic naẓīr over against, opposite to (the zenith)

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Parts of speech for Nadir


nadir popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for nadir

noun nadir

  • base — The base of something is its lowest edge or part.
  • floor — that part of a room, hallway, or the like, that forms its lower enclosing surface and upon which one walks.
  • bottom — The bottom of something is the lowest or deepest part of it.
  • pits — the stone of a fruit, as of a cherry, peach, or plum.
  • depths — a vast space or abyss

adjective nadir

  • microcosmic — a little world; a world in miniature (opposed to macrocosm).
  • least — small in size; not big; not large; tiny: a little desk in the corner of the room.
  • next to nothing — very little

Antonyms for nadir

noun nadir

  • top — Technical/Office Protocol
  • zenith — the point on the celestial sphere vertically above a given position or observer. Compare nadir.

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