Related formsdown·heart·ed·ly, adverbdown·heart·ed·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for downhearted
Downhearted, almost despairing, Harry Blew halts upon the beach.The Flag of Distress|Mayne Reid
Lunched at the Carlton and dined at the Ritz to let all the world see that I am not downhearted.
They were not downhearted, nor anxious, nor fretful for all this; far from it.Confessions Of Con Cregan|Charles James Lever
I think I never felt quite as downhearted as I did the day or two after the skirmish, when our boys were killed.How Private George W. Peck Put Down The Rebellion|George W. Peck
Whenever artillery or rifle fire sweeps over their trenches some facetious Tommy is sure to shout, "Are we downhearted?"Tommy Atkins at War|James Alexander Kilpatrick