downcast

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adjective down·cast \ˈdau̇n-ˌkast\

Definition of downcast

  1. 1 :  low in spirit :  dejected

  2. 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

14th Century

First Known Use of downcast

14th century


DOWNCAST Defined for English Language Learners

downcast

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adjective down·cast \ˈdau̇n-ˌkast\

Definition of downcast for English Language Learners

  • : not happy, confident, or hopeful

  • of eyes : looking downward


DOWNCAST Defined for Kids

downcast

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adjective down·cast \ˈdau̇n-ˌkast\

Definition of downcast for Students

  1. 1 :  sad 1 a downcast face

  2. 2 :  directed down downcast eyes



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