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Down in the mouth   /daʊn ɪn ðə maʊθ/   Listen
Down in the mouth

adjective
1.
Filled with melancholy and despondency.  Synonyms: blue, depressed, dispirited, down, downcast, downhearted, gloomy, grim, low, low-spirited.  "Gloomy predictions" , "A gloomy silence" , "Took a grim view of the economy" , "The darkening mood" , "Lonely and blue in a strange city" , "Depressed by the loss of his job" , "A dispirited and resigned expression on her face" , "Downcast after his defeat" , "Feeling discouraged and downhearted"






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"Down in the mouth" Quotes from Famous Books



... do very well," the surgeon said. "Of course he's a little down in the mouth about himself. It is not a pleasant prospect for a man to have to go about on two wooden legs all his life. Still it's been done in the service; and as the fight was a sharp one, and such an important capture was made, he will get his full pension, ...
— One of the 28th • G. A. Henty



Words linked to "Down in the mouth" :   dejected



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