- depression or lowness of spirits.
- Medicine/Medical, Physiology.
- evacuation of the bowels; fecal discharge.
Origin of dejection
Antonyms for dejection
Examples from the Web for dejection
Contemporary Examples of dejection
I was dejected and rejected yet again by someone who cashed my checks to tell me how to deal with dejection and rejection.My Therapist Dumped Me
April 4, 2014
Historical Examples of dejection
Wild, Quixotic notions of sacrifice flooded his mood of dejection.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
"Nobody ever thinks I see anything," said Aunt Jane, in some dejection.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
A particular kind of dejection to relieve a general fatigue.The Devil's Dictionary
His excessive anguish drew him from this state of dejection.
From this moment she dragged herself about the house in silence and dejection.
- lowness of spirits; depression; melancholy
- faecal matter evacuated from the bowels; excrement
- the act of defecating; defecation
Word Origin and History for dejection
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).
- Lowness of spirits; depression; melancholy.
- The evacuation of the bowels; defecation.
- Feces; excrement.