Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: downcast
IPA transcription: [d'aʊnk,æst]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: downcast
    Meaning: directed downward; "a downcast glance"
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: downcast
    Meaning: a ventilation shaft through which air enters a mine
Usage examples
  • The color mounted into Phil's cheeks and slowly receded, leaving him pale, and still with downcast eyes.
  • "Never mind, son," said Mother De Smet kindly, when she came back for her potatoes and saw his downcast face.
  • At the close of the game there was another boy on the field who was quite as glum and downcast as Hooker himself.
  • At one place upon the road he met a handsome young man who seemed by his downcast air to be in some great trouble.
  • The mature young lady has mighty little need of powder, now, for her downcast face, as he escorts her in the light of the setting sun to their abode of bliss.
  • The tax-collector walked behind his wife, and watching her downcast, sorrowful, humiliated little figure, he recalled the look of beatitude which had so irritated him at the club, and the consciousness that the beatitude was gone filled his soul with triumph.
  • She would listen to him with charmed ear and downcast look of mute delight, and her cheek would mantle with enthusiasm; or if ever she ventured a shy glance of timid admiration, it was as quickly withdrawn, and she would sigh and blush at the idea of her comparative unworthiness.