One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a person or their expression) unhappy; dejected.
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-heartedView synonyms
- ‘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.’
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