a feeling of low spirits

he felt responsible for her lowness of spirits

Derivationally related forms: ↑dispirited (for: ↑dispiritedness), ↑low (for: ↑lowness), ↑low-spirited (for: ↑low-spiritedness), ↑downhearted
Hypernyms: ↑sadness, ↑unhappiness

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noun (-es)
: the quality or state of being downhearted

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