Definition of downbeat adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    downbeat

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈdaʊnbit//
     
    (informal)
     
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  1. 1dull or depressing; not having much hope for the future The overall mood of the meeting was downbeat. opposite upbeat
  2. 2not showing strong feelings or enthusiasm
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: downbeat