Meaning of “downbeat” in the English Dictionary

"downbeat" in Business English

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/ˈdaʊnbiːt/ uk us informal

quiet and without much excitement:

The actual signing of the contract was a downbeat affair without any ceremony.

without much hope for the future:

Despite the surging share price, analysts were downbeat about the company's prospects.

(Definition of “downbeat” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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