Search Result for "downcast":
1. a ventilation shaft through which air enters a mine;
1. directed downward;
- Example: "a downcast glance"
2. filled with melancholy and despondency ;
- Example: "gloomy at the thought of what he had to face"
- Example: "gloomy predictions"
- Example: "a gloomy silence"
- Example: "took a grim view of the economy"
- Example: "the darkening mood"
- Example: "lonely and blue in a strange city"
- Example: "depressed by the loss of his job"
- Example: "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"
- Example: "downcast after his defeat"
- Example: "feeling discouraged and downhearted"
[syn: gloomy, grim, blue, depressed, dispirited, down(p), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
downcast \down"cast`\, a. Cast downward; directed to the ground, from bashfulness, modesty, dejection, or guilt. [1913 Webster] 'T is love, said she; and then my downcast eyes, And guilty dumbness, witnessed my surprise. --Dryden. 2. depressed; dispirited; dejected; -- of people. Syn: down(predicate), downhearted, low, low-spirited. [WordNet 1.5] -- Down"cast`ly, adv. -- Down"cast`ness, n. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Downcast \Down"cast`\, n. 1. Downcast or melancholy look. [1913 Webster] That downcast of thine eye. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mining) A ventilating shaft down which the air passes in circulating through a mine. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
55 Moby Thesaurus words for "downcast": beating, bowed-down, cast down, dashed, debacle, debased, defeasance, dejected, depressed, despairing, despondent, desponding, discouraged, disheartened, dispirited, down, downhanging, downhearted, downthrow, downthrown, downturned, drooping, droopy, drubbing, fallen, feeling low, hanging, heartless, hypochondriac, hypochondriacal, in low spirits, in the depths, in the doldrums, in the dumps, languishing, licking, low, low-spirited, lowered, overthrow, pessimistic, pining, prostrate, reduced, rout, shellacking, spiritless, subdued, submerged, suicidal, sunk, sunken, weary of life, woebegone, world-weary