downcast

adjective
down·​cast | \ ˈdau̇n-ˌkast How to pronounce downcast (audio) \

Definition of downcast

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

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Examples of downcast in a Sentence

There were a lot of downcast faces in the crowd. her downcast gaze made us realize that she was shy
Recent Examples on the Web As the Marquette men's basketball players trudged to the team's bus inside the CHI Health Center, there were blank looks, downcast stares and frustrated head shakes. Ben Steele, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 Feb. 2022 In the meantime, many Germans are downcast at the prospect of a winter in which cherished holiday traditions may again fall casualty to the coronavirus. oregonlive, 14 Nov. 2021 The labels for the show are on the floor, prompting viewers to take the same downcast stance as the hooded figure. Cate Mcquaid, BostonGlobe.com, 6 Jan. 2022 In the meantime, many Germans are downcast at the prospect of a winter in which cherished holiday traditions may again fall casualty to the coronavirus. oregonlive, 14 Nov. 2021 Each is a double: two sets of the twelve apostles, in action, flanking Christ, whose eyes are downcast—the rare Warhol protagonist who doesn’t face the viewer. Paul Elie, The New Yorker, 7 Dec. 2021 In the meantime, many Germans are downcast at the prospect of a winter in which cherished holiday traditions may again fall casualty to the coronavirus. oregonlive, 14 Nov. 2021 Just another predictable but demoralizing defeat for a downcast team that can’t seem to stop losing. Dan Wiederer, chicagotribune.com, 6 Dec. 2021 Consumers are downcast about their financial future, but are setting aside their negative outlook for Christmas, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers. Stephen Singer, courant.com, 25 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of downcast

1521, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of downcast was in 1521

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“Downcast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/downcast. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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downcast

adjective
down·​cast | \ ˈdau̇n-ˌkast How to pronounce downcast (audio) \

Kids Definition of downcast

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

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