Definition of down in the mouth in English:

down in the mouth


  • (of a person or their expression) unhappy; dejected.

    • ‘If you were down in the mouth over something, he'd come and snuggle up to you and give you a kiss.’
    • ‘It seems that City stockbrokers are a little down in the mouth.’
    • ‘She seems to accept it though and isn't getting too down in the mouth about it.’
    • ‘When Rena visited me the other night, she was down in the mouth about something.’
    • ‘It is no wonder that the Government is a little down in the mouth this week.’
    • ‘I was down in the mouth, feeling as though I had nothing going on in my life.’
    • ‘Later on I learned that Steiger almost always was down in the mouth and, if he was in a good mood, had a wistful look about him.’
    • ‘Yet he still managed to find something to be down in the mouth about.’
    • ‘Watkinson said: ‘Against Essex we were up against a side full of confidence and looking forward to a cup final, while maybe we were a bit down in the mouth after losing in the semi.’’
    • ‘Consequently, high street spending is likely to stay challenging as long as consumers remain down in the mouth.’
    unhappy, dejected, sad, miserable, down, downhearted, downcast, depressed, blue, melancholy, gloomy, glum, dispirited, discouraged, disheartened, despondent, disconsolate, with a long face, forlorn, crestfallen, woebegone, subdued, fed up, out of sorts, low, in low spirits, in the doldrums, heavy-hearted
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