he was crestfallen after his mediocre performance at the tryouts

downhearted, downcast, despondent, disappointed, disconsolate, disheartened, discouraged, dispirited, dejected, depressed, desolate, in the doldrums, sad, glum, gloomy, dismayed, doleful, miserable, unhappy, woebegone, forlorn; informal blue, bummed, in a blue funk, down in/at the mouth, down in the dumps

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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 — [[t]kre̱stfɔːlən[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ If you look crestfallen, you look sad and disappointed about something …   English dictionary

  • 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

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