from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Low in spirit; depressed. See Synonyms at depressed.
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- adj. sad
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Dejected; low-spirited.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Dejected; depressed; discouraged.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. filled with melancholy and despondency
The men were not by any means "downhearted," and would rather have died than admit that they were depressed, but the brightness was all rubbed off, and a moroseness,
When Hartlepool lose he gets "downhearted" but not for long.
Still, having already secured offers from Birmingham, Manchester, Swansea and East Anglia, Josh isn't too downhearted.
Feeling a little downhearted about the way the day was progressing, Bailey and I took a walk around the Hampton Court Palace gardens to clear our heads.
You feel downhearted and the pain of not feeling loved has left you very distressed.
I was definitely expecting her to feel downhearted and at a loss regarding her own work – I was just shocked and appalled by the fact that she cut to absolve herself.
Clark was "disappointed but not downhearted" after a late missed penalty denied his team what would have been a mightily impressive double.
He still walks with us, still finds us worried and downhearted, and still has the power to make us see.
Simon Nishikanta sneered openly at what he considered the captain's inefficient navigation, and continued to paint water-colours when he was serene, and to shoot at whales, sea-birds, and all things hurtable when he was downhearted and sea-sore with disappointment at not sighting the Lion's Head peak of the Ancient
Do the other competitors look a bit downhearted when they see you lining up next to them?