Definition of downbeat adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    downbeat

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈdaʊnbiːt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdaʊnbiːt//
     
    (informal)
     
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  1. 1dull or depressing; not having much hope for the future The overall mood of the meeting was downbeat. Their assessment of the UK’s economic prospects is downbeat. opposite upbeat
  2. 2not showing strong feelings or enthusiasm
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: downbeat