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deject Explained

deject at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1430, from L. dejectus, pp. of deicere "to cast down," from de- "down" + -icere, comb. form of jacere "to throw." Originally literal; the sense of "depress in spirit" is c.1450. ///

deject at Interlingua => English Of Explained:

deject-see dejic-

deject at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

23 Moby Thesaurus words for "deject":
beat down, cast down, chill, damp, dampen, dampen the spirits,
darken, dash, demoralize, depress, discourage, dishearten,
disparage, dispirit, knock down, lower, lower the spirits, oppress,
press down, sadden, sink, weigh heavy upon, weigh upon

Deject at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Deject \De*ject"\, a. [L. dejectus, p. p.]
Dejected. [Obs.]

Deject \De*ject"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dejected}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Dejecting}.] [L. dejectus, p. p. of dejicere to throw
down; de- + jacere to throw. See {Jet} a shooting forth.]
1. To cast down. [Obs. or Archaic]

Christ dejected himself even unto the hells.

Sometimes she dejects her eyes in a seeming
civility; and many mistake in her a cunning for a
modest look. --Fuller.

2. To cast down the spirits of; to dispirit; to discourage;
to dishearten.

Nor think, to die dejects my lofty mind. --Pope.

deject at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v : lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news
depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health
demoralizes her" [syn: {depress}, {cast down}, {get down},
{dismay}, {dispirit}, {demoralize}, {demoralise}] [ant: