downhearted

[doun-hahr-tid]

adjective

dejected; depressed; discouraged.

Origin of downhearted

First recorded in 1645–55; down1 + hearted
Related formsdown·heart·ed·ly, adverbdown·heart·ed·ness, noun

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downhearted

adjective

discouraged; dejected
Derived Formsdownheartedly, adverbdownheartedness, noun
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