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downcast

adjective down·cast \ˈdan-ˌkast\

: not happy, confident, or hopeful

of eyes : looking downward

Full Definition of DOWNCAST

1
:  low in spirit :  dejected
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>

First Known Use of DOWNCAST

14th century
DOWNCAST Defined for Kids

downcast

adjective down·cast \ˈdan-ˌkast\

Definition of DOWNCAST for Kids

1
:  sad 1 <a downcast face>
2
:  directed down <downcast eyes>

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