Whenever I feel bored or dejected, I take asylum in my imaginations.
I was dejected and rejected yet again by someone who cashed my checks to tell me how to deal with dejection and rejection.
This,” the dejected president told his most trusted adviser, Harry Hopkins, “means war.
I sat at my desk feeling crushed and dejected about the great wrong we had perpetrated.
So I was dejected when I got the theater and the late afternoon show was sold out.
The two children came forth from their cabin with a slow and dejected pace.
The night came, and with it most of the searchers returned, dejected and worn-out.
"And his manner is so dejected," remarks his mother, smiling.
The dark man's face was sullen and dejected, and looked as if he suffered.
I rose up at last from this spot, and with a dejected heart journeyed to the interior of Asia.
"depressed at heart," 1580s, past participle adjective from deject. Related: Dejectedly (1610s).
early 15c., "to throw or cast down," from Old French dejeter (12c.), from Latin deiectus "a throwing down, felling, fall," past participle of deicere "to cast down, destroy; drive out; kill, slay, defeat," from de- "down" + -icere, comb. form of iacere "to throw" (see jet (v.)). Originally literal; the sense of "depress in spirit" is c.1500.