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synonyms for downcast

  • discouraged
  • forlorn
  • bad
  • blue
  • brooding
  • down
  • low
  • moody
  • bummed out
  • cast down
  • chapfallen
  • cheerless
  • crestfallen
  • daunted
  • dejected
  • despondent
  • disappointed
  • disconsolate
  • disheartened
  • dismayed
  • dispirited
  • distressed
  • doleful
  • down in the dumps
  • down-in-the-mouth
  • downhearted
  • dragged
  • droopy
  • dull
  • gloomy
  • glum
  • heartsick
  • in pain
  • listless
  • low-spirited
  • miserable
  • mopey
  • morose
  • oppressed
  • sad
  • shot down
  • singing the blues
  • sunk
  • troubled
  • weighed down
  • woebegone
See also synonyms for: downcastness

antonyms for downcast

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  • above
  • cheerful
  • decent
  • gay
  • happy
  • honest
  • upright
  • elated
  • glad
  • heartened
  • satisfied
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How to use downcast in a sentence

“I had to have tricks, like moving through the set with my eyes downcast, so that when I opened my eyes I’d be experiencing everything only as Cora, because otherwise it would be too much for Thuso to take in,” Mbedu says.
FILMING ‘THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD’ WAS GRUELING. BUT THE CAST GRASPED ‘THE WEIGHT OF WHAT WE WERE DOING.’STUART MILLERMAY 13, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Others were more downcast in acknowledging the loss, which was far closer than pollsters predicted.
‘TODAY, WE CELEBRATE. TOMORROW, WE WORK’NICK FOURIEZOSNOVEMBER 8, 2020OZY
The old man stood, with eyes downcast and hands clasped before him, a picture of humility.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
Her agitation was plain to him, and it puzzled him, as did the downcast glance of eyes usually so bold and insolent in their gaze.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Pale as usual, and with downcast eyes, she entered the room, whither her mother called her.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
The fire in the stove had burned lower, and its downcast glow revealed less mercilessly the dirty condition of the floor.
DOPESAX ROHMER
Henri found her there, at something before nine, rather downcast and worried, and debating about going up to bed.
THE AMAZING INTERLUDEMARY ROBERTS RINEHART
Lulu made no movement to obey, but stood before him in sullen silence and with downcast, scowling countenance.
ELSIE'S VACATION AND AFTER EVENTSMARTHA FINLEY
Herman strode away, after one incredulous look at her, a shaft she felt through her downcast lids.
COUNTRY NEIGHBORSALICE BROWN
Thus spoke Rhoda, in a soft, tremulous little voice, and with downcast eyes.
A CHARMING FELLOW, VOLUME II (OF 3)FRANCES ELEANOR TROLLOPE
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WORDS RELATED TO DOWNCAST

  • apologetic
  • conscience-stricken
  • contrite
  • crestfallen
  • dejected
  • depressed
  • disconsolate
  • down
  • downcast
  • downhearted
  • guilty
  • low
  • regretful
  • remorseful
  • sad
  • upset
  • woebegone
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.