Mnemonic - hang dog and see him sad, shamefaced and defeated
Word - Hangdog
a) sad, shamefaced and defeated
b) having a guilty and sad appearance
Part of Speech - adjective
Synonyms - brokenhearted, miserable, unhappy, gloomy
Antonyms - cheerful, delighted, joyful, happy
1 He could see her shame, that shifty hangdog look was enough indication that she had betrayed him.
2 Droopy the dog cartoon is famous for his hangdog face.
3 The man was very cheerful and optimistic, quite opposite of the hangdog appearance on his facebook profile picture.
4 In the film Rocky, Stallone's hangdog character was widely appreciated by the audience.
5 I am hosting a grand party and the hangdogs are not invited to spoil the fun.
6 Behind his shabby exterior and hangdog expression lay the mind of a genius.