adjective \di-ˈjekt, dē-\

Definition of DEJECT

:  dejected

First Known Use of DEJECT

15th century



Definition of DEJECT

transitive verb
:  to make gloomy

Examples of DEJECT

  1. <nothing dejects a TV pundit more than the reality check that nobody cares what he thinks>

Origin of DEJECT

Middle English, to throw down, from Latin dejectus, past participle of deicere, from de- + jacere to throw — more at jet
First Known Use: 1581


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