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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 down·cast a. Cast downward; directed to the ground, from bashfulness, modesty, dejection, or guilt.
 'T is love, said she; and then my downcast eyes,
 And guilty dumbness, witnessed my surprise.   --Dryden.
 -- Down*cast*ly, adv. -- Down*cast*ness, n.