Downside vs Pitfall - What's the difference?

downside | pitfall |


As nouns the difference between downside and pitfall

is that downside is a disadvantageous aspect of something that is normally advantageous while pitfall is a potential problem, hazard, or danger that is easily encountered but not immediately obvious.

downside

Noun

(en noun)
  • A disadvantageous aspect of something that is normally advantageous.
  • The downside of obtaining a higher rank is that far more work is expected.
  • A downward tendency, especially in the price of shares etc
  • Antonyms

    * upside

    Anagrams

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    pitfall

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • a potential problem, hazard, or danger that is easily encountered but not immediately obvious.
  • It's usually a simple task, but you should know the pitfalls before you attempt it yourself.
  • A type of trap consisting of a concealed hole in the ground: victims fall into the hole and are unable to escape
  • (computing) An anti-pattern.
  • Synonyms

    * : trap * : anti-pattern, dark pattern

    Derived terms

    * pitfalled