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downbeat

Music the first beat of a bar or the downward gesture of a conductor's baton indicating this
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In signs that households are feeling the squeeze from rising living costs, the proportion of people feeling negative about inflation reached its highest level since February 2014, with 62% of people feeling downbeat about inflation in May.
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.
Those working in construction were found to be the most downbeat.
The Minister added: "He isn't downbeat that's for sure.
It's a rather downbeat tale involving a novelist living in London during the Second World War who begins a passionate affair with the wife of a high-ranking civil servant, but is left devastated when she calls off their illicit romance.
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.
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.
A bullish Victor Piturca said yesterday: "Romania has qualified and is capable of beating anyone," before adding the downbeat caveat: "We have to be afraid of all matches.
Nationwide consumer confidence spokeswoman Rosemary Callender said: "Consumers in eight of 12 UK regions were feeling downbeat in the first three months of 2007, the index falling to its lowest ever.
Against: Called pretentious, heavy-handed, too downbeat -- and preachy.