[[t]da͟ʊnkɑːst, -kæst[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED: usu v-link ADJ If you are downcast, you are feeling sad and without hope.

Barbara looked increasingly downcast as defeat loomed.

...a glum, downcast expression.

2) ADJ: usu v-link ADJ If your eyes are downcast, you are looking towards the ground, usually because you are feeling sad or embarrassed.

She was silent, her eyes downcast.

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