adjective down·cast \ˈdan-ˌkast\

: not happy, confident, or hopeful

of eyes : looking downward

Full Definition of DOWNCAST

:  low in spirit :  dejected
:  directed downward <with downcast eyes>

Examples of DOWNCAST

  1. There were a lot of downcast faces in the crowd.
  2. <her downcast gaze made us realize that she was shy>

First Known Use of DOWNCAST

14th century


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