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Sad and despondent; depressed.‘he was a bit low-spirited’
depressed, dejected, despondent, downhearted, downcast, low, down, sorrowful, gloomy, glum, unhappy, sad, melancholy, blue, fed up, morose, moody, miserable, dismal, heavy-hearted, mournful, forlorn, woebegonedisheartened, discouraged, crestfallen, dispirited, without energy, enervated, flatdown in the mouth, down in the dumpsbrassed off, cheesed offView synonyms
- ‘I have had a slight feverish attack for the last few days, and I feel ill, or rather I feel low-spirited.’
- ‘Liz at this point was a bit low-spirited and asked her Mum for advice.’
- ‘I felt a little bit low-spirited after my first attempt but decided to cheer myself up, and headed for the head office of one of the biggest commercial banks in town.’
- ‘Afterwards, I realised there were some signs - his eating patterns and sleeping patterns had changed and he was a bit low-spirited.’
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