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down

(Dejected), adjective depressed, despondent, disconsolate, discouraged, downcast, gloomy, glum, somber sorrowful, sullen, unhappy, upset, weary,
Associated concepts: capacity, mental illness, incompetency

down

(Lowest Point), adjective below, beneath, far below, lower, lowest, rock-bottom, under, underneath
Associated concepts: interest rates down, trip and fall, slip and fall
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More that of a down-at-heel town somewhere in the developing world.
The city centre was at that point slipping into a down-market, down-at-heel place.
McDonald's UK sales have fallen for the past five years amid consumer backlash against obesity, the down-at-heel image of many of its outlets and negative perceptions about the quality of fast food.
Coun Davis said: "Living near the Ironbridge Gorge I have seen the benefits of the UNESCO world heritage label to a once down-at-heel area.
In inexperienced hands your home can end up looking like the jumbled, down-at-heel set of Steptoe and Son.
The cult Channel 4 comedy series was written by the brilliant Peter Kay, who also played the starring role as Brian Potter, proprietor of a down-at-heel northern working men's club.
Thankfully, the producers of Friends don`t allow storylines to revolve around their special guests too much, so we'll also see a humbled Chandler accept a down-at-heel job at a shoe company and Ross face up to the person who mugged him as a child.
UNWANTED pets were fed to snakes at down-at-heel Glasgow Zoo, staff claimed last night.
The prisoners were initially surprised to see the soap star, who plays a down-at-heel barrister in the new series.
The story of a down-at-heel PI who is hired to investigate the death of a model, it's a brilliant depiction of London life, taking side swipes at the rich and famous.
The vision is to redress the decline in Gateshead over recent decades which has resulted in poor modern development in an urban core that is generally regarded as down-at-heel.
In the midst of the great depression of the 1930s, people are disappearing from the shanty town in Central Park that thousands of down-at-heel New Yorkers call home.