downhearted [doun-hahr-tid] SynonymsExamplesWord Origin adjective
- dejected; depressed; discouraged.
Origin of downhearted First recorded in 1645–55;+ Related formsdown·heart·ed·ly, adverbdown·heart·ed·ness, nounSynonyms for downhearted , , disheartened, , , . Examples from the Web for down-hearted Historical Examples of down-hearted
Now, when Yosépu is down-hearted, we always try eau-de-Cologne.
But he guessed what was happening, and would often come to me and say, ‘Don’t get down-hearted.
Thus they vied with each other in little attentions to the down-hearted man.
But be not down-hearted about it, Jasper, I will see that thou art provided for.
J. S. Fletcher
It was an anxious business, this inspection, and left me down-hearted.
British Dictionary definitions for down-hearted downhearted adjective
- discouraged; dejected
Derived Formsdownheartedly, adverbdownheartedness, noun Word Origin and History for down-hearted adj.
also downhearted, 1774 (downheartedly is attested from 1650s), a figurative image from(adv.) + .