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downhearted

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adjective down·heart·ed \-ˈhär-təd\

Simple Definition of downhearted

  • : not happy, confident, or hopeful

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of downhearted

downheartedly

adverb

downheartedness

noun

Examples of downhearted in a sentence

  1. <downhearted because his best friend was taking a job out of state>



Circa 1774

First Known Use of downhearted

circa 1774


DOWNHEARTED Defined for Kids

downhearted

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adjective down·heart·ed \ˈdau̇n-ˈhär-təd\

Definition of downhearted for Students

  1. :  sad 1





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