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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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Newborns automatically perceive the downbeat of a sequence of sounds, thankfully without having to snap their fingers or tap their toes, says psychologist and study director Istvan Winkler of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest, who reports the work with colleagues online January 26 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
People in the east Midlands were the most downbeat consumers.
Her movement suits me because I have a big downbeat.
Relaying the sexy but ultimately downbeat story of two amorous college boys whose love for each other is threatened when one of them strays, Broken Sky is a film of few words.
In this downbeat indie, adapted from a story by Armistead Maupin, he plays talk radio star Gabriel Noone, who wonders whether a shocking book by a teenage author is true or a hoax.
If the black paintings of Rothko belong to the sacred spaces of Baroque melancholy, then the black paintings of Frank Stella confront the promise of utopian abstraction and the grand subjectivity of Abstract Expressionism with deadpan means and a mournful thematics of downbeat urbanism and historical foreboding.
Dispensing with his familiar throaty roar, Honeycomb finds Black in peculiarly downbeat mood - the pervading sense of melancholy recalls Johnny Cash at his most menacing.
On the downbeat side, the much-publicized problems with the domestic auto industry--General Motors, Daimler Chrysler and Ford--have cast a bit of a pall on the market.
WILLARD GRANT CONSPIRACY, The Venue, Edinburgh, September 6 LED by the massive bulk of singer Robert Fisher, this alternative country collective created a dreamy and downbeat vibe.
Independent retailers quizzed by The Knowledge Store continue to be downbeat about business, with nearly a third saying trade was down on last year.
What a downbeat primer: Based on the Ira Levin novel, the plot revolved around Josef Mengele, then the most notorious at-large war criminal from World War II, and an attempt to create a Fourth Reich by genetically engineering a new Hitler.
Whether watching with the eyes of experience or the eyes of innocence, the 32 members of the Voice of Ages choir, ranging in age from 8 to 92, anticipate the music director's downbeat.
Fantasia's Canadian offerings included Attila Bertalan's Between the Moon and Montevideo, a downbeat futuristic item staring Pascale Bussieres shot in Havana, and Isabelle Hayeur's claustrophobic horror movie, Les Siamoises.
The figures came generally in line with the downbeat forecasts from consensus on EBITDA, while the net loss stood at RUB 1.
melancholy yet desperate for coreason for her downbeat mood as the pair bond over the course going to dance rehearsals and garound London looking glum.