hangdog


1hang·dog

adjective \ˈhaŋ-ˌdg\

: sad or depressed

Full Definition of HANGDOG

1
:  sad, dejected
2
:  sheepish

Examples of HANGDOG

  1. He came home with a hangdog expression on his face.
  2. <Why do you look so hangdog today? she asked>

First Known Use of HANGDOG

1677

Related to HANGDOG

Synonyms
bad, blue, brokenhearted, cast down, crestfallen, dejected, depressed, despondent, disconsolate, doleful, down, downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, droopy, forlorn, gloomy, glum, sad, heartbroken, heartsick, heartsore, heavyhearted, inconsolable, joyless, low, low-spirited, melancholic, melancholy, miserable, mournful, saddened, sorrowful, sorry, unhappy, woebegone, woeful, wretched
Antonyms
blissful, buoyant, buoyed, cheerful, cheery, chipper, delighted, glad, gladdened, gladsome, gleeful, happy, joyful, joyous, jubilant, sunny, upbeat

2hangdog

noun

Definition of HANGDOG

:  a despicable or miserable person

First Known Use of HANGDOG

1687

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