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Noun: nadir  'ney,deer or nu'deer or ney-du(r)
  1. An extreme state of adversity; the lowest point of anything
    - low-water mark
  2. The point below the observer that is directly opposite the zenith on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected

Derived forms: nadirs

Type of: adversity, celestial point, hard knocks, hardship

Antonym: zenith

Part of: celestial sphere, empyrean, firmament, heavens, sphere, vault of heaven, welkin

Encyclopedia: Nadir, Virgin Islands