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crestfallen

adjective crest·fall·en \ˈkrest-ˌf-lən\

: very sad and disappointed

Full Definition of CRESTFALLEN

1
:  having a drooping crest or hanging head
2
:  feeling shame or humiliation :  dejected
crest·fall·en·ly adverb
crest·fall·en·ness \-lən-nəs\ noun
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Examples of CRESTFALLEN

  1. <she was crestfallen when she found out she hadn't got the job>

First Known Use of CRESTFALLEN

1589

Related to CRESTFALLEN

Synonyms
bad, blue, brokenhearted, cast down, sad, dejected, depressed, despondent, disconsolate, doleful, down, downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, droopy, forlorn, gloomy, glum, hangdog, heartbroken, heartsick, heartsore, heavyhearted, inconsolable, joyless, low, low-spirited, melancholic, melancholy, miserable, mournful, saddened, sorrowful, sorry, unhappy, woebegone, woeful, wretched
Antonyms
blissful, buoyant, buoyed, cheerful, cheery, chipper, delighted, glad, gladdened, gladsome, gleeful, happy, joyful, joyous, jubilant, sunny, upbeat

Rhymes with CRESTFALLEN

CRESTFALLENLY Defined for Kids

crestfallen

adjective crest·fall·en \ˈkrest-ˌf-lən\

Definition of CRESTFALLEN for Kids

:  feeling disappointment and loss of pride

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