comedown

UK [ˈkʌmˌdaʊn] / US noun [countable, usually singular]
Word forms "comedown":
singular comedown plural comedowns
1) a situation in which you suddenly have less status or fewer advantages than you had previously

The accommodation was something of a comedown from the comparative luxury of the hotel.

2) an unpleasant physical and mental feeling that someone gets when an illegal drug stops affecting them

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