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ˈdaʊnˌkæst, -ˌkɑstdown·cast

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. downcastadjective

    a ventilation shaft through which air enters a mine

  2. downcastadjective

    directed downward

    "a downcast glance"

  3. gloomy, grim, blue, depressed, dispirited, down(p), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spiritedadjective

    filled with melancholy and despondency

    "gloomy at the thought of what he had to face"; "gloomy predictions"; "a gloomy silence"; "took a grim view of the economy"; "the darkening mood"; "lonely and blue in a strange city"; "depressed by the loss of his job"; "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"; "downcast after his defeat"; "feeling discouraged and downhearted"


  1. downcastnoun

    A cast from supertype to subtype.

  2. downcastverb

    To cast or throw up; to turn upward.

  3. downcastverb

    To taunt; to reproach; to upbraid.

  4. downcastverb

    To cast from supertype to subtype.

  5. downcastadjective

    Looking downwards.

  6. downcastadjective

    Feeling despondent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Downcastadjective

    cast downward; directed to the ground, from bashfulness, modesty, dejection, or guilt

  2. Downcastnoun

    downcast or melancholy look

  3. Downcastnoun

    a ventilating shaft down which the air passes in circulating through a mine

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of downcast in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of downcast in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of downcast in a Sentence

  1. Emeasoba George:

    Every exit is an entry to somewhere else. The end of anything is the beginning of another thing; Moreover, every finish line is the beginning of a new race. As I see it, every issue of life is a part of a continuous process. And if this is the case, it simply means that even your own seemed failure, disappointment or setback is not the end of your life. It also implies that experiencing any of the above instances should not weigh you down. Rather, you are expected to forge ahead of them regardless of how downcast or frustrated you may think you are presently. -Emeasoba George

  2. Anne Frank:

    I have often been downcast, but never in despair I regard our hiding as a dangerous adventure, romantic and interesting at the same time. In my diary I treat all the privations as amusing. I have made up my mind now to lead a different life from other girls and, later on, different from ordinary housewives. My start has been so very full of interest, and that is the sole reason why I have to laugh at the humorous side of the most dangerous moments.

  3. Vanity Fair correspondent Katie Nicholl:

    This has been a very hard few days for Kate, but she turned up and was committed to her work and duty last week, people did notice that she appeared downcast and subdued. Behind closed doors, she has been saddened, disappointed and hurt.

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