Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Being in low spirits; depressed. See Synonyms at depressed.

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  • adj. Sad and dispirited.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of deject.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Cast down; afflicted; low-spirited; sad.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Thrown down; lying prostrate.
  • Low-spirited; downcast; forlorn; depressed; melancholy from failure, apprehension, or the like.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. affected or marked by low spirits

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Examples

  • “His face was pale, his figure wasted and bent, and his expression dejected and nervous; one might have taken him for a walking shadow.

    Musicians of To-Day

  • "His face was pale, his figure wasted and bent, and his expression dejected and nervous; one might have taken him for a walking shadow.

    Musicians of To-Day

  • Then passing by altogether the other idea which I said was only doubtfully suggested by the words -- namely, that of laceration and wounding -- let me say a word about the last of the aspects of humanity when Christless, which is set forth in this text, and that is, the dejected weariness arising from the fruitless wanderings wherewith men are cursed.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture : St. Matthew Chaps. IX to XXVIII

  • President Clinton is described as "dejected" by the turn of events

    Election Central | Talking Points Memo | Now Bill Himself Goes After Obama Over Reagan Interview

  • I finish up my shopping, not whistling as much because the next song isn't as counterpoint-able really! that's why! and check out, feeling kind of dejected, you know.

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  • I just feel kind of dejected and disoriented about a certain boi and a certain trip to a certain foreign country and the certain ramifications that might have on our certain relationship.

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  • "He'll come back when the fifty pounds is exhausted," said he in a kind of dejected rage, "and when he does --" A clenched fist shaken at nothing terminated the speech and showed that the leopard could not change his spots.

    The Opal Serpent

  • • Captain 'dejected' after team fall short of snatching a draw guardian. co.uk, Wednesday 11 March 2009 08.44 GMT

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  • Mr Skinner said horses looked "dejected" and "emaciated" and some animals could not feed freely as they were being bullied by others.

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  • Dirk Prinsloo's father says official police photographs taken after his arrest in Belarus, show he seems healthy, but is "dejected".

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