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dejected at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


dejected at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [Date: 1400-1500; Language: Latin; Origin: dejectus, from jacere 'to throw']// unhappy, disappointed, or sad// --The unemployed stood at street corners, dejected.// -- dejectedly adv // -- dejection/d[hA366]d[hA360]ek[hA35D][hA368]n/ n [U] //

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

68 Moby Thesaurus words for "dejected":
beetle-browed, black, black-browed, blue, bowed-down, cast down,
crestfallen, dark, dashed, depressed, despairing, despondent,
desponding, disconsolate, discouraged, disheartened, dispirited,
dour, down, downcast, downhearted, drooping, droopy, dumpish,
feeling low, forlorn, frowning, gloomy, glowering, glum, grim,
grum, heartbroken, heartless, hypochondriac, hypochondriacal,
in low spirits, in the depths, in the doldrums, in the dumps,
languishing, low, low-spirited, lowering, melancholy, miserable,
moodish, moody, mopey, moping, mopish, morose, mumpish,
pessimistic, pining, sad, scowling, sorrowful, spiritless, subdued,
suicidal, sulky, sullen, surly, unhappy, weary of life, woebegone,

dejected at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Hopelessness): hopeless, desperate, despairing, forlorn, desolate, inconsolable, disconsolate, dejected, broken hearted, incurable, despondent.

dejected at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

unhappy and disappointed:
She looked so dejected when she lost the game.
dejectedly adverb:
He stared dejectedly at his feet.

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

Dejected \De*ject"ed\, a.
Cast down; afflicted; low-spirited; sad; as, a dejected look
or countenance. -- {De*ject"ed*ly}, adv. --
{De*ject"ed*ness}, n.

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.

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

adj : affected or marked by low spirits; "is dejected but trying
to look cheerful" [ant: {elated}]