- depressed in spirits; disheartened; low-spirited: The dejected expression on the face of the loser spoiled my victory.
Origin of dejected
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discouraged, despondent, dispirited, downhearted, unhappy, miserable.
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Examples from the Web for dejectedly
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I found him dejectedly studying an ancient copy of the "Referee."Ruggles of Red Gap
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Cornelius slunk past dejectedly in the direction of the river.Lord Jim
"He refused to see me," answered Frederick Augustus, dejectedly.Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess
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- miserable; despondent; downhearted
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Word Origin and History for dejectedly
"depressed at heart," 1580s, past participle adjective from deject. Related: Dejectedly (1610s).
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