A yellow face with closed eyes, frown, and a bead of sweat dripping from its forehead. Usually depicted with a single sweat bead on its right side, though Microsoft includes two.
Meaning widely varies, but commonly conveys a moderate degree of sadness, pain, frustration, or disappointment, similar to 😢 Crying Face and 😥 Sad But Relieved Face. Not to be confused with 😅 Grinning Face With Sweat or other emojis with tear or sweat droplets.
Google previously featured a blue face. Microsoft previously depicted multiple beads of sweat from around the smiley’s forehead. Earlier designs from Samsung had more pleading eyes.
Downcast Face with Sweat was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 under the name “Face with Cold Sweat” and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.