- 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 downhearted
And there's no cause to be downhearted, for he'll very soon get better, very soon.The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby
They were not downhearted, nor anxious, nor fretful for all this; far from it.Confessions Of Con Cregan
Charles James Lever
Nay, don't be downhearted, for I cannot stand women's tears.Curious, if True
"Don't be downhearted, old fellow," he said when he parted from him.The Girls of St. Olave's
An they grew poor an' looked kind o' ragged an' sickly an' downhearted.Eben Holden
- discouraged; dejected
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