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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

In a dispirited, dejected, or grim manner.

Usage examples (8)
  • Sheri Myers, a transplanted Ohioan, downheartedly returned to California after the 2004 election to find that her West Coast neighbors were clueless about what had just...
  • Being assured that they got him, Elmer downheartedly withdrew.
  • "Aw, let's give it up and get back," said Vincent downheartedly.
  • No doubt she had merely come to order some books, he said to himself, downheartedly, and would go straight back again. for more
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