downcast

  • 1 downcast — downcast, dispirited, dejected, depressed, disconsolate, woebegone mean affected by or showing very low spirits. Downcast implies a being overcome by shame, mortification, or loss of hope or confidence; it usually suggests an inability to face… …

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  • 2 Downcast — Down cast , n. 1. Downcast or melancholy look. [1913 Webster] That downcast of thine eye. Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mining) A ventilating shaft down which the air passes in circulating through a mine. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 downcast — down cast , a. Cast downward; directed to the ground, from bashfulness, modesty, dejection, or guilt. [1913 Webster] T is love, said she; and then my downcast eyes, And guilty dumbness, witnessed my surprise. Dryden. 2. depressed; dispirited;… …

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  • 4 downcast — (adj.) c.1600, from pp. of obs. verb downcast (c.1300), from DOWN (Cf. down) (adv.) + CAST (Cf. cast) (v.). Literal at first; figurative sense is 1630s …

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  • 5 downcast — index despondent, disconsolate, lugubrious, pessimistic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 6 downcast — [adj] depressed, unhappy bad, blue, brooding, bummed out*, cast down, chapfallen, cheerless, crestfallen, daunted, dejected, despondent, disappointed, disconsolate, discouraged, disheartened, dismayed, dispirited, distressed, doleful, down,… …

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  • 7 downcast — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of eyes) looking downwards. 2) feeling despondent …

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  • 8 downcast — [doun′kast΄] adj. 1. directed downward 2. very unhappy or discouraged; sad; dejected …

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  • 9 downcast — [[t]da͟ʊnkɑːst, kæst[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ If you are downcast, you are feeling sad and without hope. Barbara looked increasingly downcast as defeat loomed. ...a glum, downcast expression. Syn: dejected 2) ADJ: usu v link ADJ If your …

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  • 10 downcast — down|cast [ˈdaunka:st US kæst] adj 1.) sad or upset because of something bad that has happened 2.) downcast eyes are looking down ▪ Penelope sat silently, her eyes downcast …

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  • 11 downcast — adjective 1 sad or upset because of something bad that has happened: Keith is very downcast at the moment he misses his wife terribly. 2 downcast eyes are looking down …

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  • 12 downcast — adjective Date: 14th century 1. low in spirit ; dejected 2. directed downward < with downcast eyes > …

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  • 13 downcast — adj. Downcast is used with these nouns: ↑eye …

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  • 14 downcast — down|cast [ daun,kæst ] adjective 1. ) sad or upset 2. ) downcast eyes are looking downward, especially because you are sad, embarrassed, or shy …

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  • 15 downcast — adjective it s too nice a day to be looking so downcast Syn: despondent, disheartened, discouraged, dispirited, downhearted, crestfallen, down, low, disconsolate, despairing; sad, melancholy, gloomy, glum, morose, doleful, dismal, woebegone …

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  • 16 downcast — UK [ˈdaʊnˌkɑːst] / US [ˈdaʊnˌkæst] adjective 1) sad or upset 2) downcast eyes are looking downwards, especially because you are sad, embarrassed, or shy …

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  • 17 downcast — [ˈdaʊnˌkɑːst] adj 1) sad or upset 2) downcast eyes are looking downwards …

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  • 18 downcast — /ˈdaʊnkast / (say downkahst) adjective 1. directed downwards, as the eyes. 2. dejected in spirit; depressed. –noun 3. Also, downcast shaft. a shaft down which air passes, as into a mine. 4. Geology a fault which throws a coal seam down …

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  • 19 downcast — downcastly, adv. downcastness, n. /down kast , kahst /, adj. 1. directed downward, as the eyes. 2. dejected in spirit; depressed. n. 3. overthrow or ruin. 4. a downward look or glance. 5. a shaft down which air passes, as into a mine (opposed to… …

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  • 20 downcast — 1. adjective a) Looking downwards. b) Feeling despondent. 2. noun A cast from supertype to subtype. 3. verb …

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