from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To lower the spirits of; dishearten.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Make sad or dispirited.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To cast down.
- transitive v. To cast down the spirits of; to dispirit; to discourage; to dishearten.
- adj. Dejected.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cast or throw down: direct downward.
- To abate; lower; diminish in force or amount.
- To depress the spirits of; dispirit; discourage; dishearten: now chiefly in the past participle used adjectively. See dejected.
- Synonyms To sadden, make despondent, afflict, grieve.
- Downcast; low-spirited; wretched; dejected.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
Middle English dejecten, from Latin dēicere, dēiect-, to cast down : dē-, de- + iacere, to throw; see yē- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin deicere ("to throw down"). (Wiktionary)