hangdog expression = Armesündermiene; schuldiger Gesichtsausdruck
“Actor best known as a gruff, hard-drinking detective in the TV series Dalziel and Pascoe, Warren Clarke, was a burly actor with A HANGDOG EXPRESSION who came to prominence in anti-establishment films and stage plays before becoming one of television’s best-known faces.”
a hangdog expression
idiomatic noun phrase
- If you say that someone has a hangdog expression on their face, you mean that they look sad, and often guilty or ashamed.
Collins English Dictionary
ANTONYMS (or ANTIDOTES) to hangdog
blissful, bouncy, bright and breezy, bubbly, cheerful, cheery, chipper, chirpy, cock-a-hoop, chucklesome, chuffed, delightful, ebullient, ecstatic, effervescent, enraptured, euphoric, exuberant, felicitous, full of pep, full of beans, gamesome, gladdened, gladsome, gleeful, glowing, happy-go-lucky, heartwarming, hilarious, in high spirits, jaunty, jolly, joyful, joyous, jovial, jubilant, merry, mirthful, of good cheer, on cloud nine, on top of the world, over the moon, Panglossian, peppy, perky, pizzazzy, radiant, rapturous, rollicking, slaphappy, snappy, spanking, sparky, sprightly, sunny, thrilled, tickled pink, upbeat, uplifting, witty, zappy, zestful, zingy, zippy
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“Hey Monika, did you notice Jim’s HANGDOG EXPRESSION in the telco today? Maybe we should check out if he’s feeling OK.”
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