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Low in spirit; depressed. See Synonyms at depressed.

down′heart′ed·ly adv.
down′heart′ed·ness n.
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Noun1.downheartedness - a feeling of low spirits; "he felt responsible for her lowness of spirits"
sadness, unhappiness - emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being


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Deep down inside, JV Ejercito knows he won, and the deluge of people's manifestation of support to him has wiped out any hint of bitterness or downheartedness on the senator.
Women patients having mild dementia are more susceptible to downheartedness than men patients.
It represents the negative side of the personality and includes characters such as anxiety, downheartedness, fury, apprehension, and uncertainty (Barrick and Mount, 1991).
When asked if it was tougher when she was younger, Deirdre said: "Oh yeah - there would have been tears, downheartedness, all those things but not anymore.
Lily's frenzied actions, downheartedness and distrust begins to wear on them all.
These two groups had issues that were related to "downheartedness," which was defined as low spirits, crying spells, decreased libido, bouts of fatigue, and suicidal ideation (Westermeyer, 1986).