downcast

adjective down·cast \ ˈdau̇n-ˌkast \
Updated on: 22 May 2018

Definition of downcast

1 : low in spirit : dejected
2 : directed downward
  • with downcast eyes

Examples of downcast in a Sentence

  1. There were a lot of downcast faces in the crowd.

  2. her downcast gaze made us realize that she was shy

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First Known Use of downcast

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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DOWNCAST Defined for English Language Learners

downcast

Definition of downcast for English Language Learners

  • : not happy, confident, or hopeful

  • of eyes : looking downward


DOWNCAST Defined for Kids

downcast

adjective down·cast \ ˈdau̇n-ˌkast \

Definition of downcast for Students

1 : sad 1
  • a downcast face
2 : directed down
  • downcast eyes


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