- dejected; depressed; discouraged.
Origin of downhearted
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downcast, despondent, disheartened, dispirited, sad, sorrowful.
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Examples from the Web for down-hearted
Now, when Yosépu is down-hearted, we always try eau-de-Cologne.Lotus Buds
But he guessed what was happening, and would often come to me and say, 'Don't get down-hearted.Murder Point
Thus they vied with each other in little attentions to the down-hearted man.The Manxman
But be not down-hearted about it, Jasper, I will see that thou art provided for.In the Days of Drake
J. S. Fletcher
It was an anxious business, this inspection, and left me down-hearted.The Lock And Key Library
- discouraged; dejected
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Word Origin and History for down-hearted
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