American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To lower the spirits of; dishearten.
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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. Obs. or Archaic To cast down.
- v. To cast down the spirits of; to dispirit; to discourage; to dishearten.
- adj. obsolete Dejected.
- v. lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
- Latin deicere ("to throw down"). (Wiktionary)
- 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)
“One deject and unresponsive widow has even been seen to bounce back to her former brilliance through the hard work and puppy love provided by a service animal.”
“You did not deject any love, the beat of your heart,”
“To further examine Gratia, it is necessary to consider events that happen before the play begins: as a woman, Gratia's position at court depended on her husband's, who was banished from court a few years prior, as shown in her exchange with Vindice where he says: The Duke did much deject him ...”
“Not only did he not renounce and deject -- er ... denounce and reject -- the comments from his now "good friend" GW Bush and Rove and the rest of that ilk, he didn't apologize then for his vote and lack of support for the MLK holiday and any number of other bills and issues that would matter to the African-Americans in his constituency.”
“She could have said "If that's accurate, then I of course denounce, reject, deject and renounce it”
“I hereby renounce and deject this superdelegate and the President he served.”
“A thousand times, YES! idiotic must reject and denounce and deject and renounce and project and pronounce and eject and enounce.”
“I think on Fridays we're supposed to both renounce and deject the story.”
“The same argument used for hollow point munition could be used for nerve gas: armed suspects often resist wounds from ball munition, just as advancing rioters often resist asphyxiation from tear gas; hollow point munition as more lethal than ball more likely would deject armed suspects, just as nerve gas as more lethal than tear gas would also more likely deject advancing rioters.”
“Polynices in his conference with Jocasta in  Euripides, reckons up five miseries of a banished man, the least of which alone were enough to deject some pusillanimous creatures.”
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away from; off; down; entirely; undo; reverse
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