downfall noun

ADJ. eventual, ultimate

VERB + DOWNFALL bring about, cause, lead to a scandal that brought about his downfall | contribute to, hasten The failure of this scheme contributed to her eventual downfall. | plot They were found guilty of plotting the downfall of the government.

DOWNFALL + VERB come The movement's downfall came with the failed coup d'etat.

PHRASES be sb's downfall His greed was eventually his downfall.