downhearted

adjective
down·​heart·​ed | \ ˈdau̇n-ˈhär-təd How to pronounce downhearted (audio) \

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Other Words from downhearted

downheartedly adverb
downheartedness noun

Examples of downhearted in a Sentence

downhearted because his best friend was taking a job out of state
Recent Examples on the Web Like a downhearted Jacques Tati, comedy comes less from jokes than from people behaving in sad-but-relatable ways. Peter Opaskar, Ars Technica, 16 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of downhearted

1742, in the meaning defined above

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“Downhearted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/downhearted. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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downhearted

adjective
down·​heart·​ed | \ ˈdau̇n-ˈhär-təd How to pronounce downhearted (audio) \

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