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downcast

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adjective down·cast \ˈdau̇n-ˌkast\

Simple Definition of downcast

  • : not happy, confident, or hopeful

  • of eyes : looking downward

Full Definition of downcast

  1. 1 :  low in spirit :  dejected

  2. 2 :  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>



14th Century

First Known Use of downcast

14th century


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downcast

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adjective down·cast \ˈdau̇n-ˌkast\

Definition of downcast

  1. 1 :  sad 1 <a downcast face>

  2. 2 :  directed down <downcast eyes>





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