crestfallen

[ krest-faw-luh n ]
/ ˈkrɛstˌfɔ lən /

adjective

dejected; dispirited; discouraged.
having a drooping crest or head.

Origin of crestfallen

First recorded in 1580–90; crest + fallen

Related forms

crest·fall·en·ly, adverbcrest·fall·en·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for crestfallen

crestfallen

/ (ˈkrɛstˌfɔːlən) /

adjective

dejected, depressed, or disheartened

Derived Forms

crestfallenly, adverb
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