downheartedness

downhearted

[doun-hahr-tid]
adjective
dejected; depressed; discouraged.

Origin:
1645–55; down1 + hearted

downheartedly, adverb
downheartedness, noun


downcast, despondent, disheartened, dispirited, sad, sorrowful.
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downhearted (ˌdaʊnˈhɑːtɪd)
 
adj
discouraged; dejected
 
down'heartedly
 
adv
 
down'heartedness
 
n

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downhearted
1774 (downheartedly is attested from 1650s), a figurative image from down (adv.) + heart.
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