Today’s word of the day is ‘Downcast.‘ Let us understand more about this word.
Downcast [doun-kast ]
What is this word’s grammar?
The word is an adjective, i.e., it adds more information about the noun or sentence.
Does the word have a past tense? What is it?
2. Dejected in spirit
3. Down in the dumps
How is the word pronounced in popular languages?
1. Hindi – Udaas
2. Spanish – Alicaído(masculine); Alicaída(feminine)
3. French – Abattu(masculine); Abattue(feminine)
4. Mandarin – Jǔsàng
How to use this word in a sentence?
1. His daughter noticed her father’s sorrow, and inquired, “Why are you so downcast, my royal father?”
2. To his quick gaze she did not appear to be downcast as on the night before.
3. Miss Jerusha’s face did not relax a muscle as she kept her steely eyes fixed unwinkingly on that sad, downcast young face.
4. Others were more downcast in acknowledging the loss, which was far closer than pollsters predicted
5. As he was taken down from the dock to be driven to prison he was downcast, as anyone would be who was publicly sacrificed
What are some synonyms of the word of the day?
Some synonyms of the word are:
discouraged, forlorn, bad, blue, brooding, down, low, moody, bummed out, cast down, chapfallen, cheerless, crestfallen, daunted, dejected, despondent, disappointed, disconsolate, disheartened, dismayed, dispirited, distressed, doleful, downhearted, dragged, droopy, dull, gloomy, glum, heartsick, listless, miserable, mopey, morose, oppressed, sad, sunk, troubled etc
What are some antonyms of the word of the day?
Some antonyms of the word are:
above, cheerful, decent, gay, happy, honest, upright, elated, glad, heartened, satisfied etc.
I would go to the deeps a hundred times to cheer a downcast spirit. It is good for me to have been afflicted, that I might know how to speak a word in season to one that is weary.
I sense a lot of people are feeling downcast because the month is almost ending and it seems nothing is happening.
But it is well. Take your mind of the negative thoughts clamouring for your attention and smile. With teeth.
— Re🥺 (@OlieRejoice) January 19, 2021
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