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. 2000.

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  • downcastly — adv. in a depressed manner, dejectedly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • downcast — downcastly, adv. downcastness, n. /down kast , kahst /, adj. 1. directed downward, as the eyes. 2. dejected in spirit; depressed. n. 3. overthrow or ruin. 4. a downward look or glance. 5. a shaft down which air passes, as into a mine (opposed to… …   Universalium

  • Abasedly — A*bas ed*ly ([.a]*b[=a]s [e^]d*l[y^]), adv. Abjectly; downcastly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • downheartedly — adv. dejectedly, downcastly …   English contemporary dictionary

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