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Adjective: downcast  'dawn,kãst
  1. Directed downward
    "a downcast glance"
  2. Filled with melancholy and despondency
    "downcast after his defeat";
    - gloomy, grim, blue [informal], depressed, dispirited, down, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited
Noun: downcast  'dawn,kãst
  1. A ventilation shaft through which air enters a mine

Derived forms: downcasts

See also: dejected, down

Type of: shaft

Encyclopedia: Downcast