- ADJ-GRADED: usu v-link ADJIf you look crestfallen, you look sad and disappointed about something.
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Crestfallen — EP de Anathema Publicación 1992 Grabación 1992 Género(s) Death/doom Duración 33:26 … Wikipedia Español
Crestfallen — Crest fall en ( f?l n), a. 1. With hanging head; hence, dispirited; dejected; cowed. [1913 Webster] Let it make thee crestfullen; Ay, and allay this thy abortive pride. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Having the crest, or upper part of the neck, hanging… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
crestfallen — index disappointed, disconsolate, lugubrious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
crestfallen — 1580s, pp. adj., but crestfall (v.) is recorded only from 1610s, in ref. to diseased horses, and is rare. It s possible that the image behind the use of the word is of horses, not cocks as often is asserted … Etymology dictionary
crestfallen — [adj] disappointed ass in a sling*, blue, cast down, chapfallen, dejected, depressed, despondent, disconsolate, discouraged, disheartened, dispirited, down, downcast, downhearted, down in the dumps*, in a funk*, inconsolable, low, sad, singing… … New thesaurus
crestfallen — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ sad and disappointed. ORIGIN originally referring to an animal with a fallen or drooping crest … English terms dictionary
crestfallen — [krest′fôl΄ən] adj. 1. with drooping crest or bowed head 2. dejected, disheartened, or humbled … English World dictionary
crestfallen — crest|fal|len [ˈkrestˌfo:lən US ˌfo:l ] adj looking disappointed and upset ▪ He came back looking crestfallen … Dictionary of contemporary English
crestfallen — adjective disappointed especially because you have failed to do something: The kids came back from the game looking crestfallen … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
crestfallen — adjective he was crestfallen after his mediocre performance at the tryouts Syn: downhearted, downcast, despondent, disappointed, disconsolate, disheartened, discouraged, dispirited, dejected, depressed, desolate, in the doldrums, sad, glum,… … Thesaurus of popular words