Having a dejected or guilty appearance; shamefaced: the boys wore hangdog looks as the police marched them down the steps
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- McAvoy is sitting in the Soho Hotel sipping lime and soda and apologising for his hangdog appearance.
- The air of defeat clings to this hangdog bear from the get-go.
- So when Zhu appeared on Japanese TV recently, with a hangdog look, speaking of his difficulties, questions surfaced as to whether the reform czar was in trouble again.
shamefaced, sheepish, abashed, ashamed, guilty-looking, abject, cowed, dejected, downcast, crestfallen, woebegone, disconsolate
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