• WordNet 3.6
    • adj downhearted 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Downhearted Dejected; low-spirited.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • downhearted Dejected; depressed; discouraged.
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In literature:

Tell the poor people not to be downhearted, Mr Paget, but to put their trust in Him who has carried us thus far on our voyage in safety.
"The Voyages of the Ranger and Crusader" by W.H.G. Kingston
Don't you be downhearted and think that the expedition is coming to grief.
"Hunting the Skipper" by George Manville Fenn
But he was unco' downhearted when he went away.
"David Fleming's Forgiveness" by Margaret Murray Robertson
Not that we were downhearted.
"Attack" by Edward G. D. Liveing
He parted from Roderick in quite a fatherly manner, but the young man went away feeling more uncomfortable and downhearted than ever.
"The End of the Rainbow" by Marian Keith
I'd dance too if I wasn't so downheart.
"Soldier Stories" by Rudyard Kipling
There's never no use in being downhearted.
"Good Luck" by L. T. Meade
You mustn't be downhearted about it, Jimmy.
"People of Position" by Stanley Portal Hyatt
It's truth I tell, that in spite of the victory of the night before I walked to the Temple rather downhearted.
"The O'Ruddy" by Stephen Crane
The negroes never indulge in it when, for any reason, they feel downhearted or sad at their meetings.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 2, August, 1863" by Various

In poetry:

She's a fine girl, with a fine clear skin;
Easy to woo, perhaps not hard to win.
Speak up like a man and tell me the truth:
I'm not one to grow downhearted and thin.
"Last Night" by Christina Georgina Rossetti