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Definition of "downcast" []

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

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.'"