Definition of nadir:
breaking point, rock bottom, milestone, lowest point, zero, depth, peak, highlight, the moment of truth, the point of no return, turning point, watershed, low-water mark, crossroads, climax, bedrock, opposite.
The Buddha told him that this was not the right way to protect oneself: a man should regard his parents as the east, his teachers as the south, his wife and children as the west, his friends as the north, his servants as the nadir and monks and Brahmans as the zenith.- "Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) An Historical Sketch", Charles Eliot.
- "Les Parsis", D. Menant.
- "Matthew Arnold", George Saintsbury.