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Below you will find the definition of nadir, followed by 41 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - the point below the observer that is directly opposite the zenith on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected
EXAMPLES - Nadir in a Sentence
- Army's nadir in public opinion and soldier morale. (source)
- The nadir was the 2007 Rays' bullpen with its 6.16 ERA. (source)
- Social media has reached a new apogee - or is it a nadir? (source)
- But she now represents the nadir of feared female sexual predator. (source)
- 13-Test unbeaten record and for India the nadir was a 2-0 loss in 2002-03. (source)
- The nadir is the lowest point in the heavens and the zenith is the highest. (source)
- The mass dipped, swung through the nadir of its arc, then soared high again. (source)
- Anyone who randomly incorporates the word "nadir" into his writing is amazing! (source)
- Dragging myself back from that nadir was not easy, but did not prove impossible. (source)
- But market participants expect a near-term nadir for the cash rate of around 2.5%. (source)
- The depth is called the nadir, the lowest point, opposite the zenith on a celestial body. (source)
- By November 2008, shares hit a nadir of $1.55 and last month touched a 52-week low of $3.87 each. (source)
- To wit: Older people tend to be happier than they were in their anxious youth or at the nadir of midlife. (source)
- The nadir was a dreadful free-kick hit by Drogba that was so off target it did not even go out for a goal-kick. (source)
- The S & P 500 is just points away from doubling its 666.79 intraday nadir of March 2009, closing Friday at 1329.15. (source)
- But it said OECD activity now looks to be approaching its "nadir", following its deepest decline since World War II. (source)
- The night when he had stumbled into the cafe in Dalton Street might well have been termed the nadir of Hodder's experience. (source)
- The Yankees could try to trade him, but unloading Mr. Chamberlain now with his value at its nadir would bring little in return. (source)
- Ms. LuPone does give due prominence to the performances that could be described as the nadir and the apex of her career to date. (source)
- So this is not a new nadir for panto, but a new kind of nadir, with a distinctly modern, and unprecedented, commercial influence on stage. (source)
- If the health care plan, Recovery Act and Gulf oil spill are his nadir, than these polls don't strike me as a bad place to be at your bottom. (source)
- The nadir was the 2008 Olympic trials in Birmingham where, after 18 stop-start months of tendon problems in his feet, he could only finish third. (source)
- The nadir was a 77-70 home loss to unheralded Portland State, only the third Gonzaga loss at the McCarthey Athletic Center since it opened in 2004. (source)
- Europe, which was at the epicenter of the sovereign-credit crisis this year, still managed to beat its performance at the nadir of the IPO market in 2009. (source)
- Because the popularity of spirituality is so variable and subject to loss, it cannot be as strongly genetically programmed as its frequent nadir, materialism. (source)
- Shortly thereafter, however, during a period historians refer to as the nadir of American race relations, racism in the United States became much more vicious. (source)
- The company said it has found stable footing again as the market recovers, following a strategy to adapt to the downturn that was mapped out at the market's nadir. (source)
- Iranian-British tensions go back to the 19th century but the nadir was the MI6-orchestrated coup against Mohammed Mossadegh, the nationalist prime minister, in 1953. (source)
- Readers could watch as I reached my nadir in public communications: "Given our energy habits, and given our inability to change them, we have to go forward with this." (source)
- After the heights of season 5, season 6 was the show's nadir, with a confusing plot about the villains being Jack Bauer's brother and father, out to do what I mercifully have forgotten. (source)
- In my opinion, though, the nadir came around 2004, right before he took over the BSO, when he was conducting slumped in his chair, barely moving, and nobody could explain what was the matter. (source)
- There was a time when Lloyd Webber -- in the wake of his divorce from his first wife, Sarah Hughill, and his marriage to Sarah Brightman, whom he refers to as Sarah 2 -- was the nadir of naff. (source)
- Revenue rose 13% to $2.23 billion, as consumer spending in Russia recovered from the nadir of early 2009 and as the ruble, in which VimpelCom prices many of its services, strengthened against the dollar. (source)
- The nadir is a middle eight that involves the curly-haired one intoning, "When IIIIIII talk to youuuuuuuuuuuuu, on the phhhooooonnnnneee" as if he actually hates his lover and wants her to bleed from the ears. (source)
- HANDS WRUNG -- "District politics hit its nadir last week," writes Jonetta Rose Barras in her Examiner column, referring to the council's votes on summer jobs and the Board of Elections nomination of Mital Gandhi. (source)
- A conservative philosophy of executive power that cannot be reviewed by the courts (or checked by Congress) began with Richard Nixon, expanded with Ronald Reagan, and reached its zenith (or nadir) with George W. Bush. (source)
- We had really thought the NFL had reached its fetishistic TV nadir with endless live coverage of its draft, but Tuesday's owner's deliberations at the Omni Mandalay in Texas made the draft feel like "The Bourne Identity." (source)
- From its nadir-which happened to coincide with the Bank of Dad spending devalued Canadian dollars to purchase my American dollar education-to the present, the loonie has made impressive gains against its southerly counterpart. (source)
- For those who may be unfamiliar with this trimmed hedge, Daniel Pipes is the neocon pundit who declared that the "nadir" of the Bush administration was honoring Muhammad Ali, which gives you an idea of his priorities and moral gauge. (source)
- Obama had an editorial that several newspapers ran yesterday (though not that bastion of liberal bias, the New York Times, which instead opted today for an ok-if-general analysis of how Obama's popularity may mark a radical shift compared to Bush's last meeting in 2005 in what can only be called a nadir in his diplomacy with Latin America). (source)
- Meanwhile, despite the sector's high profits, challenges remain: home prices are forecast to decline into next year while lenders continue to repossess homes at record rates; the commercial real estate market has yet to hit its nadir; community banks continue to fail; and the number of lenders on the FDIC's confidential "Problem List" continues to grow. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 41 example sentences provided below is 62.0, which suggests that "nadir" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 8 synonyms for nadir.
all-time low, base, bottom, floor, low point, record low, rock bottom, zero level
We have 1 antonym for nadir.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
Pronunciation: (nāˈdər, -dîrˌ)
View up to 25 definitions of nadir from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) Astronomy A point on the celestial sphere directly below the observer, diametrically opposite the zenith.
- (noun) The lowest point: the nadir of their fortunes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) The point of the celestial sphere, directly opposite the zenith; inferior pole of the horizon; point of the celestial sphere directly under the place where we stand.
- (noun) The lowest point; time of greatest depression.
- (noun) The axis of a projected conical shadow; the direction of the force of gravity at a location; down.
- (noun) An empty box added beneath a full one in a beehive to give the colony more room to expand or store honey.
- (verb) To extend (a beehive) by adding an empty box at the base.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) That point of the heavens, or lower hemisphere, directly opposite the zenith; the inferior pole of the horizon; the point of the celestial sphere directly under the place where we stand.
- (noun) The lowest point; the time of greatest depression.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) That point of the heavens which is vertically below any station upon the earth.
- (noun) Hence The lowest point; the point of extreme depression.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) the point below the observer that is directly opposite the zenith on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected
- (noun) an extreme state of adversity; the lowest point of anything