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 for downcast
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  downcast \down"cast`\, a.
     Cast downward; directed to the ground, from bashfulness,
     modesty, dejection, or guilt.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           'T is love, said she; and then my downcast eyes,
           And guilty dumbness, witnessed my surprise. --Dryden.
  
     2. depressed; dispirited; dejected; -- of people.
  
     Syn: down(predicate), downhearted, low, low-spirited.
          [WordNet 1.5] -- Down"cast`ly, adv. --
          Down"cast`ness, n.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Downcast \Down"cast`\, n.
     1. Downcast or melancholy look.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              That downcast of thine eye.           --Beau. & Fl.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Mining) A ventilating shaft down which the air passes in
        circulating through a mine.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  downcast
      adj 1: directed downward; "a downcast glance"
      2: filled with melancholy and despondency ; "gloomy at the
         thought of what he had to face"; "gloomy predictions"; "a
         gloomy silence"; "took a grim view of the economy"; "the
         darkening mood"; "lonely and blue in a strange city";
         "depressed by the loss of his job"; "a dispirited and
         resigned expression on her face"; "downcast after his
         defeat"; "feeling discouraged and downhearted" [syn:
         gloomy, grim, blue, depressed, dispirited,
         down(p), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth,
         low, low-spirited]
      n 1: a ventilation shaft through which air enters a mine

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  55 Moby Thesaurus words for "downcast":
     beating, bowed-down, cast down, dashed, debacle, debased,
     defeasance, dejected, depressed, despairing, despondent,
     desponding, discouraged, disheartened, dispirited, down,
     downhanging, downhearted, downthrow, downthrown, downturned,
     drooping, droopy, drubbing, fallen, feeling low, hanging,
     heartless, hypochondriac, hypochondriacal, in low spirits,
     in the depths, in the doldrums, in the dumps, languishing, licking,
     low, low-spirited, lowered, overthrow, pessimistic, pining,
     prostrate, reduced, rout, shellacking, spiritless, subdued,
     submerged, suicidal, sunk, sunken, weary of life, woebegone,
     world-weary
  
  

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