downcast

Definition of downcast

down´cast`
a.1.Cast downward; directed to the ground, from bashfulness, modesty, dejection, or guilt.
'T is love, said she; and then my downcast eyes,
And guilty dumbness, witnessed my surprise.
- Dryden.
2.depressed; dispirited; dejected; - of people.
n.1.Downcast or melancholy look.
That downcast of thine eye.
- Beau. & Fl.
2.(Mining) A ventilating shaft down which the air passes in circulating through a mine.

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