[ dih-jek-tid ]
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  1. 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

Other words for dejected

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Other words from dejected

  • de·ject·ed·ly, adverb
  • de·ject·ed·ness, noun
  • qua·si-de·ject·ed, adjective
  • qua·si-de·ject·ed·ly, adverb
  • un·de·ject·ed, adjective
  • un·de·ject·ed·ly, adverb
  • un·de·ject·ed·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use dejected in a sentence

  • His stump of a tail drooped dejectedly as he looked at her with big reproachful eyes.

    Those Dale Girls | Frank Weston Carruth
  • The Cheyennes slid dejectedly from the ponies, and threw themselves upon the ground.

    Three Sioux Scouts | Elmer Russell Gregor
  • My uncle would be sunk dejectedly in his great chair, his scarred face drawn and woful.

  • "John, that's worse than I feared," replied the judge dejectedly.

    The Opened Shutters | Clara Louise Burnham

British Dictionary definitions for dejected


/ (dɪˈdʒɛktɪd) /

  1. miserable; despondent; downhearted

Derived forms of dejected

  • dejectedly, adverb
  • dejectedness, noun

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