cast down

cast down
adjective Date: 14th century downcast

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  • cast down — adj [not before noun] literary sad and disappointed ▪ She could not bear to see him so miserable and cast down …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cast down — index disconsolate, discourage, humiliate, overthrow Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • cast down — verb lower someone s spirits; make downhearted (Freq. 1) These news depressed her The bad state of her child s health demoralizes her • Syn: ↑depress, ↑deject, ↑get down, ↑dismay, ↑disp …   Useful english dictionary

  • cast down — PHR V PASSIVE If someone is cast down by something, they are sad or worried because of it. [LITERARY] [be V ed P] I am not cast down by it because I believe in the fundamental strength of the business... [V ed P] Ever since I saw the diary… …   English dictionary

  • cast down — {adj.} Discouraged; sad; unhappy. Used less often than the reverse form, downcast . * /Mary was cast down at the news of her uncle s death./ * /Charles felt cast down when he lost the race./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cast down — {adj.} Discouraged; sad; unhappy. Used less often than the reverse form, downcast . * /Mary was cast down at the news of her uncle s death./ * /Charles felt cast down when he lost the race./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cast\ down — adj Discouraged; sad; unhappy. Used less often than the reverse form, downcast . Mary was cast down at the news of her uncle s death. Charles felt cast down when he lost the race …   Словарь американских идиом

  • cast down — Synonyms and related words: abase, abash, abashed, afflicted, agitated, bad, baffle, balk, beat down, beset, bilk, blow down, blow over, bothered, bowed down, bowl down, bowl over, break down, bring down, bulldog, bulldoze, burn down, chagrin,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • To cast down — Cast Cast (k[.a]st), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cast}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Casting}.] [Cf. Dan. kaste, Icel. & Sw. kasta; perh. akin to L. {gerere} to bear, carry. E. jest.] 1. To send or drive by force; to throw; to fling; to hurl; to impel. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cast down — (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To discourage] Syn. dishearten, dispirit, sadden, depress; see depress 2 , discourage 1 . 2. [To overthrow] Syn. raze, demolish, wipe out; see defeat 1 , 2 , destroy 1 …   English dictionary for students

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