downhearted

[ doun-hahr-tid ]
/ ˈdaʊnˈhɑr tɪd /
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adjective

dejected; depressed; discouraged.

Origin of downhearted

First recorded in 1645–55; down1 + hearted
SYNONYMS FOR downhearted
Related formsdown·heart·ed·ly, adverbdown·heart·ed·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for down-hearted

downhearted

/ (ˌdaʊnˈhɑːtɪd) /

adjective

discouraged; dejected
Derived Formsdownheartedly, adverbdownheartedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for down-hearted

down-hearted


adj.

also downhearted, 1774 (downheartedly is attested from 1650s), a figurative image from down (adv.) + hearted.

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