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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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Elsewhere, the down-at-heel Plumbers Arms, just yards from Huddersfield Bus Station, is getting a proper makeover by property developer Mark Robertson.
Do I SOUND like the type of man who would spend his time alone in some down-at-heel London hotel room buying services of THAT apparent nature?
She stars as a shy young woman adrift in New York who is spotted by a boozy, down-at-heel talent scout (Ruffalo).
as a down-at-heel 50-year-old who walked out on The Beatles in 1962.
Hoping to exploit the land for the potentially dangerous process of fracking, the duplicitous duo seek to take advantage of the need and greed of the down-at-heel townsfolk for the benefit of their billion-dollar employers.
Instead, he gets a job caring for the animals in a down-at-heel travelling circus, and finds himself falling for one of the human performers (Reese Witherspoon).
Instead of showing the region in its Sunday best, they opt for down-at-heel council estates, unmarried mums on benefits, and the quietly spoken charms of the Bigg Market on a Friday night.
Redevelopment in the down-at-heel Dale End area of the city has stalled since the developers of the planned pounds 550 million Martineau Galleries put the scheme on ice owing to the economic downturn.
Last year, Vale of Clwyd MP Chris Ruane helped wipe over the whole lot after claiming it had been the subject of much negative media attention and perpetuated an image of Rhyl's as down-at-heel and impoverished.
Puffing on a cigarette outside the Strictly Come Dancing rehearsals yesterday, soap star Ricky Groves looked like he'd be more at home in down-at-heel Albert Square than in the glitz and glamour of the ballroom world.
Several boardedup venues have attracted criti-cisfor giving Broad Street a down-at-heel appearance.
And it's all the better for it too, as George Clooney smoulders to perfection as a down-at-heel fixer called in to handle a spot of damage limitation when a colleague suffers a nervous breakdown during a high profile case.