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Definition of "downcast" []

  • Directed downward: a downcast glance. (adjective)
  • Low in spirits; depressed. See Synonyms at depressed. (adjective)
  • Dejected (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (esp of the eyes) directed downwards (adjective)
  • A ventilation shaft (noun)

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Use "downcast" in a sentence
  • "Not only am I Catholic, but I'm actually a season ticket holder of the Nationals, and I'm kind of downcast right now."
  • "That song makes me think of post-climactic film cuts of a movie, maybe a love story or a sad story about traveling, and "That's" is playing and we see snippets of the daily lives of two or more characters and they're all kind of downcast and mundane-looking."
  • ""We are Eeyore," she said, referring to the downcast donkey in the Winnie the Pooh stories, and then offering an imitation of him: " 'We'll never make it; we'll never get out of here; it is horrible; we're losing; it's over.'"