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downcast - Dictionary definition and meaning for word downcast

(noun) a ventilation shaft through which air enters a mine
(adj) directed downward
Example Sentence
  • a downcast glance

(adj) filled with melancholy and despondency
Example Sentence
  • 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

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for downcast

Downcast = Down + Cast; if a man is from low 'caste', he will remain sad among high caste people.
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by rizvi

CAST means actors and crew in a movie ,imagine u r an actor but in the movie u r not given chance to ACT so ur down and so ur DISCOURAGED
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