- evacuation of the bowels; fecal discharge.
- deja vu,
- dejerine's disease,
Origin of dejection
Examples from the Web for dejection
I was dejected and rejected yet again by someone who cashed my checks to tell me how to deal with dejection and rejection.
While terrified leaders passed from arrogance or thoughtlessness to dejection and confusion, the blow was being struck.Battle Studies|Charles-Jean-Jacques-Joseph Ardant du Picq
She sat very quietly, but there was not a sign of gloom or dejection in her face.A Little Union Scout|Joel Chandler Harris
Even at the risk of causing a feeling of dejection on the reader's part, I am going to put one "trouble" chapter into this volume.Our Bird Comrades|Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
How daringly impudent it is for those who have been rescued from misery and dejection, to arraign the virtue that saved them.A sketch of the life and services of Otho Holland Williams|Osmond Tiffany
He turned from them once more; they went away in a dejection to wring our compassion, and we thought the matter ended at last.The Crossing|Winston Churchill
- faecal matter evacuated from the bowels; excrement
- the act of defecating; defecation
early 15c., from Old French dejection "abjection, depravity; casting down" and directly from Latin dejectionem (nominative dejectio), noun of action from past participle stem of dejicere "to cast down" (see deject).