Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being cast down; depression of spirits.
  • noun Abjectness; meanness of spirit; lowliness.

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  • noun The state or quality of being dejected.

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  • noun a feeling of low spirits

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Examples

  • They want us to be afflicted by our helplessness and dejectedness keeping us down and feel like slaves although we just want to feel like and be treated like human beings.

    Wooster Collective: December 11, 2005 - December 17, 2005 Archives

  • They want us to be afflicted by our helplessness and dejectedness keeping us down and feel like slaves although we just want to feel like and be treated like human beings.

    Wooster Collective: Crimes and Misdemeanors Archives

  • With the deepest dejectedness he squeezed himself into a corner, and Shaykh Nur, who was foully dirty, as an Indian en voyage always is, would have joined him in his shame, had I not ordered the

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • And it is said, that from that day he never cut his hair, nor shaved his beard, nor wore a garland, but was always full of sadness, grief, and dejectedness for the calamities of his country, and continually showed the same feeling to the last, whatever party had misfortune or success.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • Thou then heldest Thy peace, and I wandered further and further from Thee, into more and more fruitless seed-plots of sorrows, with a proud dejectedness, and a restless weariness.

    The Confessions

  • Christ or not, -- have any interest in the promise or not; and is attended with disconsolation and dejectedness of spirit, with real uncertainty of the event.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • I went on standing in a rag-doll attitude of dejectedness, looking at the ground, but fighting an unexpectedly strong feeling of rebellion.

    For Kicks

  • Holy Ghost through pride of heart; the latter refuse it through dejectedness of spirit, and sink under the weight of their troubles.

    Of Communion with God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost

  • After the subsiding of the first surprise and indignation the agitation of his own thoughts too much occupied John's mind to admit of his being much diverted by the sorrows of his black boy; and Tom was too much affected by the dejectedness of his friend to entertain any lasting concern for the sable sufferer.

    Fern Vale (Volume 1) or the Queensland Squatter

  • With a dejectedness to which it is possible that his headache contributed he put the matter squarely to himself.

    Piccadilly Jim

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