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crestfallen

[ krest-faw-luhn ]
/ ˈkrɛstˌfɔ lən /
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Definition of crestfallen

adjective
having a drooping crest or head.
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Origin of crestfallen

First recorded in 1580–90; crest + fallen

OTHER WORDS FROM crestfallen

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 of crestfallen

crestfallenly, adverb
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