Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Late Middle English; Arabic via French from Arabic naẓīr (as-samt) ‘opposite (to the zenith)’
Synonyms
  • rock bottom
  • base
  • bottom
  • floor
Antonyms
  • top
Definition
the lowest point; point of greatest adversity or despair
Example
Ryan found his nadir when he lost his job and his wife left him in the same week.
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