Origin of dejected
verb (used with object)
Origin of deject
Examples from the Web for dejected
So I was dejected when I got the theater and the late afternoon show was sold out.The Stacks: Pauline Kael's Talking Heads Obsession|Pauline Kael|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As the paddlers have the sweat hosed off of them, they are either elated or dejected with the timing results.
I was dejected and rejected yet again by someone who cashed my checks to tell me how to deal with dejection and rejection.
I sat at my desk feeling crushed and dejected about the great wrong we had perpetrated.Mandela, My Source: One Journalist’s Memory of Clandestine Meetings|Benjamin Pogrund|December 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I looked down at my beautiful, brand-new clogs—and then back up at her, dejected.
Have it, and have benefit by it; have it, and stand under it; be directed by it, and not be dejected with it.Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions|John Donne
Hotchkiss tied the beast and we left him there, head down against the driving rain, drooping and dejected.The Man in Lower Ten|Mary Roberts Rinehart
They found the cazique's council sad and dejected, every gleam of hope being now extinguished.The Story of Extinct Civilizations of the West|Robert E. Anderson
He was a man who was not dejected through misfortune, and grew stronger as he was persecuted.Paris: With Pen and Pencil|David W. Bartlett
Kamal saw it was from Surja Mukhi; she read it twice through, then sat silent and dejected.The Poison Tree|Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
Word Origin for deject
"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.