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dejected

[ dih-jek-tid ]
/ dɪˈdʒɛk tɪd /
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adjective
depressed in spirits; disheartened; low-spirited: The dejected expression on the face of the loser spoiled my victory.
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Origin of dejected

First recorded in 1575–85; deject + -ed2

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British Dictionary definitions for dejected

dejected
/ (dɪˈdʒɛktɪd) /

adjective
miserable; despondent; downhearted

Derived forms of dejected

dejectedly, adverbdejectedness, noun
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