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    #1

    downcast

    Hello,

    What is the opposite of "downcast"?
    I need an adjective to describe a winner who did something important and now he is proud of what he did. But I need a very positive and powerful adjective.

    Thanks.
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    #2

    Re: downcast

    Here are a few:



    • exultant
    • elated
    • jubilant
    • triumphant
    • delighted
    • ecstatic
    • euphoric
    • gleeful
    • joyful
    • joyous
    • overjoyed
    • rapturous


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    #3

    Re: downcast

    Upbeat

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    #4

    Re: downcast

    Thanks Tdol. I think "exultant" is more appropriate in my text. I looked "upbeat" up and it says: positive and making you feel that good things will happen OPP downbeat.

    I was searching for an adjective that shows the past success, not the future.

    Anyway, thank you! I've learned a new word!
    I also need your help in "History of Karbala" thread.
    Please correct my mistakes if you encounter any.

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    #5

    Re: downcast

    "Downcast" is only slightly down and I too thought immediately of "upbeat."
    I like synonyms Rover gave you in his post, when you said you wanted something powerful, but their opposite is more like "devastated," not merely "downcast."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #6

    Re: downcast

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Upbeat
    That was the suggestion I gave, and then deleted. It didn't match the stated requirement for "...a very positive and powerful adjective."
    I am not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: downcast

    Quote Originally Posted by Narkises View Post
    Thanks Tdol. I think "exultant" is more appropriate in my text. I looked "upbeat" up and it says: positive and making you feel that good things will happen OPP downbeat.
    Upbeat is the opposite of downbeat in music. It's one suitable opposite for downcast when describing a mood, but not strong enough to be what you asked for.
    I am not a teacher.

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