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



    BrE BrE//ˈdaʊnkɑːst//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdaʊnkæst//
    Unhappiness, Facial expressions
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  1. 1(of eyes) looking down Eyes downcast, she continued eating. She kept her eyes slightly downcast to avoid looking into their faces.
  2. 2(of a person or an expression) sad or depressed synonym dejected A group of downcast men stood waiting for food. See related entries: Unhappiness, Facial expressions
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: downcast