American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The state of being dejected; low spirits.
- n. Evacuation of the intestinal tract; defecation.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of casting down; a casting down; prostration.
- n. Depression; diminution.
- n. In medicine: Fecal discharge; evacuation.
- n. The matter discharged or voided; dejecta: often in the plural: as, the dejections of cholera; watery dejections.
- n. 4. The state of being downcast; depression or lowness of spirits; melancholy.
- n. In astrology, the house furthest removed from the exaltation of a planet. Synonyms sadness, despondency, gloom.
- n. In geology, volcanic debris; a sediment of volcanic origin.
- n. a state of melancholy or depression; low spirits, the blues
- n. The act of humbling or abasing oneself.
- n. A low condition; weakness; inability.
- n. medicine, archaic Defecation or feces.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Obs. or Archaic A casting down; depression.
- n. The act of humbling or abasing one's self.
- n. Lowness of spirits occasioned by grief or misfortune; mental depression; melancholy.
- n. rare A low condition; weakness; inability.
- n. The discharge of excrement.
- n. Fæces; excrement.
- n. a state of melancholy depression
- n. solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels
- From Latin dejectio ("a casting down"). (Wiktionary)
“Those most disillusioned by Blair's career are those who believed he really was something quite out of the ordinary: the dejection is the greater because he promised so much. —”
“Holmqvist was left bowed forward on his knees in dejection, his helmet touching the ice, after the game-winner.”
“If he was off by more than ten minutes he would fain dejection and wouldn't feel right about himself until the next time I quizzed him and he guessed within the window.”
“[Page 103] been surprised to feel, not only cheerfulness, but hilarity returning to my heart from no apparent cause, and when circumstances which had plunged me in dejection remain unchanged.”
“Lionel in dejection was as sad as it was new to her, and she resolved, in conjunction with Camilla, to spare him till the next day, when his feelings might be less acute.”
“To her, however, his dejection was a revival; she read in it her power, and hoped her present plan would finally confirm it.”
“The dejection, which is the opposite quality to this sort of pride, may be defined as pain arising from the false opinion, whereby a man may think himself inferior to his fellows.”
“Grief, from opinion of want of power, is called dejection of mind.”
“His face wore that perpetual look of peevish dejection, which is so sourly printed on all faces of”
“His face wore that perpetual look of peevish dejection, which is so sourly printed on all faces of Jewish race without exception.”
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