- evacuation of the bowels; fecal discharge.
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Origin of dejection
OTHER WORDS FROM dejectionself-de·jec·tion, nounsu·per·de·jec·tion, noun
Words nearby dejection
Example sentences 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.
Of just such a dejection of spirit had she observed the signs in Valerie; let them profit by it while it lasted.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Every third day his convulsive tremblings, his dejection, his fits of wandering, seemed to indicate the approach of dissolution.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Sitting down at the table, he dropped his head into his hands and shut his eyes in utter dejection.You Never Know Your Luck, Complete|Gilbert Parker
Perhaps it would make them ashamed of their dejection, and fill them with the spirit of the heroic days.Reminiscences of Charles Bradlaugh|George W. Foote
Thus he sat, dejection and despair stamped on his homely face; haughty, yet a suppliant; a king, yet only by sufferance.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
British Dictionary definitions for dejection
- faecal matter evacuated from the bowels; excrement
- the act of defecating; defecation