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downbeat

mod. cool; easygoing. (Compare this with upbeat.) He is sort of a downbeat character—no stress.
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Asian shares eked out modest gains on Wednesday, as investors remained cautious after downbeat data from China and Japan and as the crisis in Ukraine threatened a fragile economic recovery in Europe.
He finds her melancholy yet desperate for company and the reason for her downbeat mood is gradually revealed as the pair bond over the course of 24 hours, going to dance rehearsals and generally mooching around London looking glum.
Sentiment among mortgage holders improved to a new high, while people living in the private rental sector were the least downbeat of all the housing categories.
Those working in construction were found to be the most downbeat.
The Minister added: "He isn't downbeat that's for sure.
This album picks up where award-winning Trespasser left off, opening with the downbeat No Honey, which shows how simplicity is often the key to success.
In contrast to 2008's explosive The Renaissance, this is a far more low-fi and downbeat affair.
Andy Murray looks downbeat during the media conference after his four-set loss in the semi-final.
Medical Stock Spotlight: In a generally downbeat week for equities, the medical sector wasn't spared some serious knocks.
The downbeat corresponds to the downstroke of a conductor's baton at the beginning of a musical measure.
Martin O'Neill's men head to Brussels on October 21 but Baseggio is downbeat about their prospects.
releases yet another downbeat quarterly earnings report today for its fourth quarter ended Sept.
A downbeat Tommy claimed Simba - who also spent time at Kingstonian and St Alban's - was a true "superstar".
is expected to report downbeat results for its third quarter ended June 30.
There is something synchronistic about the pairing of Nolte and Schrader - call it their dark, downbeat sides.