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dejection

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noun de·jec·tion \di-ˈjek-shən, dē-\

Simple Definition of dejection

  • : sadness that is caused by failure, loss, etc.

Full Definition of dejection

  1. :  lowness of spirits

Examples of dejection

  1. <I find that ice cream often works wonders when trying to overcome dejection.>



15th Century

First Known Use of dejection

15th century


DEJECTION Defined for Kids

dejection

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noun de·jec·tion \di-ˈjek-shən\

Definition of dejection

  1. :  a feeling of sadness




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dejection

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noun de·jec·tion \-ˈjek-shən\

Medical Definition of dejection

  1. 1:  lowness of spirits :  depression, melancholy

  2. 2a:  the act or process of defecatingb:  feces, excrement





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