Translation of downcast in Spanish:


alicaído, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈdaʊnˌkæst/ /ˈdaʊnkɑːst/

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    (expression) alicaído
    (expression) abatido
    • A woman who appears to be a downcast person who lives under bridges, turns out to be has a metamorphose into a princess and has a regal personage.
    • The mood of the people was downcast after Australia notched up a whopping 359.
    • There comes a definitive moment at the end of every Super Bowl when exuberant and downcast fans alike know when to shut off the TV, or at least change the channel.
    • Yet marvels of all, we saw no crying women or downcast men.
    • Around the corner, with the rest of the Celtic fans, Sean is downcast about the 3-2 win for Rangers, but sure his team can bounce back.
    • For a day he was downcast but soon he was talking about auditioning for a local production of ‘Brigadoon.’
    • The huge crowd at Colbert Station was an instant spur to the downcast players some of whom quickly wiped away the tears to savour what proved to be a memorable occasion.
    • Salmond's first two weeks of the campaign, however, have brought some much-needed good heart to many of its still downcast members.
    • He was alternately downcast and defiant, becoming more animated in his exchanges with the judge as the hearing went on.
    • It's not often that anything wipes the cheery grin off his face but he was downcast on learning the bad news that his finger was broken.
    • The council and officers were very downcast, but decided to keep trying for the long-term benefit of the town.
    • One early morning a few weeks ago, I noticed a downcast boy alone in the park kicking a can.
    • His winning photographs show a downcast girl in St Marks Square and a girl sitting at a table in Venice.
    • It is the same scene with the crucial difference that the young farmer has disappeared, leaving the hesitant, downcast girl still dangling her straw hat, its ribbons stirring gently in the breeze.
    • Brazil's players were downcast and apologised.
    • The Black Cap depicts a downcast figure swallowed by a voluminous skirt that occupies the entire lower surface of the painting.
    • Yet she was always downcast, antisocial, and she wrote the darkest poetry, which she shared with me.
    • I looked to my feet, then across at my downcast companion.
    • The little girl wasn't downcast for long, however, and she grabbed Peter's hand.
    • Three months ago he returned from Australia and then the World Cup a downcast cricketer.
  • 2

    (directed downward)
    with downcast eyes con la mirada baja
    • The lady in waiting was silent, with downcast eyes and a broken spirit.
    • Chloe raised her blue downcast eyes and stared up at the young woman who had appeared in front of the breakfast table.
    • Simple St George listens with downcast eyes before the ancient hermit's gaze harrowed by visions; abashed, although he has accomplished more.
    • Since her eyes were usually downcast, it could be slightly disconcerting when she raised them and looked at you directly.
    • Or Binodini of ‘Choker Bali’ whose downcast eyes promised the quiet glow of life after sunset, and the raised ones the joy of sunshine after a gloomy shower?
    • Bond noticed that he had not enquired his own name and finally volunteered with downcast eye, ‘My name is Gerda.’
    • Her downcast eyes rise to meet the men of the Coventry household, first the handsome young brothers, then the filthy-rich uncle.
    • His eyes are always downcast, he never lifts his glance.
    • With his cane, his downcast eyes, and bandy legged gait, he is the antithesis of Hollywood muscle-bound steroid cases.
    • There will be applause, appropriate blushing and downcast eyes on my part, followed by an incredible job offer.
    • The exchanged looks, downcast eyes, or brutal and grim determination of the guards all make this film seem real.
    • He probably didn't see his demise coming until Sulzberger's downcast eyes telegraphed it to him.
    • The men we met walked past slow, unsmiling, with downcast eyes, as if the melancholy of an over-burdened earth had weighted their feet, bowed their shoulders, borne down their glances.
    • I studied her downcast eyes and continued: ‘Who did these then?’
    • The proper external conduct of the body - such as the wearing of the robe neatly, good deportment, downcast eyes, and observation of good behaviour - is frequently seen as evidence for a state of virtue.
    • Many times in the film, an arched eyebrow, a downcast eye (followed by a POV shot), or wrinkled, furrowed brow says a lot more than the witty bon mots that the cast members like to throw about.
    • ‘He was downtown and got jumped,’ he replied with downcast eyes.
    • Eyes are usually downcast, focused elsewhere.
    • She is almost always shown in profile and never engages the viewer, but with downcast eyes she seems intensely self-absorbed or excessively demure.