dejected

[ dih-jek-tid ]
/ dɪˈdʒɛk tɪd /

adjective

depressed in spirits; disheartened; low-spirited: The dejected expression on the face of the loser spoiled my victory.

Origin of dejected

First recorded in 1575–85; deject + -ed2
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dejected

/ (dɪˈdʒɛktɪd) /

adjective

miserable; despondent; downhearted
Derived Formsdejectedly, adverbdejectedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for dejectedly

dejected


adj.

"depressed at heart," 1580s, past participle adjective from deject. Related: Dejectedly (1610s).

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