downcast

If you're feeling sad, gloomy, blue, low, grim, depressed, or melancholy, you probably don't care if there could possibly any more synonyms for the way you feel. Rest assured that there are, and one of them is downcast.

Downcast most frequently describes a person's mood: downhearted, down in the mouth, down in the dumps, just plain old down. It can also refer to the direction in which something is pointed — down. Your eyes, for instance, gazing downward, are downcast. And many times when your eyes are looking that way, it's because you're feeling that way.

Definitions of downcast
  1. adjective
    filled with melancholy and despondency
    downcast after his defeat”
    synonyms: blue, depressed, dispirited, down, down in the mouth, downhearted, gloomy, grim, low, low-spirited
    dejected
    affected or marked by low spirits
  2. adjective
    directed downward
    “a downcast glance”
    Synonyms:
    down
    being or moving lower in position or less in some value
  3. noun
    a ventilation shaft through which air enters a mine
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    type of:
    shaft
    a long vertical passage sunk into the earth, as for a mine or tunnel
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