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Definition of downcast:

  1. A ventilating shaft down which the air passes in circulating through a mine.
  2. Cast downward; directed to the ground, from bashfulness, modesty, dejection, or guilt.
  3. or melancholy look.


down, dysphoric, tristful, melancholic, sad, dispirited, blue, desolate, spiritless, gloomy, wistful, downhearted, dull, down in the mouth, sad, happy, dejected, melancholy, low-spirited, depressed, low, unhappy, unhappy, grim, heavy-hearted.

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