crestfallen

adjective
crest·​fall·​en | \ ˈkrest-ˌfȯ-lən How to pronounce crestfallen (audio) \

Definition of crestfallen

1 : having a drooping crest or hanging head
2 : feeling shame or humiliation : dejected After losing the playoff game, the team was crestfallen.

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Other Words from crestfallen

crestfallenly adverb
crestfallenness \ ˈkrest-​ˌfȯ-​lən-​nəs How to pronounce crestfallen (audio) \ noun

Examples of crestfallen in a Sentence

she was crestfallen when she found out she hadn't got the job
Recent Examples on the Web Zhao was initially crestfallen, wondering whether the audience would even be able to see the makeshift screen through the soot. Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times, "Oscars 2021: How ‘Nomadland’ won best picture," 25 Apr. 2021 The former Gonzaga star was crestfallen, weeping with his head buried in the hardwood after a devastating loss to the Bruins in the Sweet 16 back in 2006. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, "Gonzaga-Baylor live stream (4/5): How to watch Final Four championship online, TV info, time," 5 Apr. 2021 The former Gonzaga star was crestfallen, weeping with his head buried in the hardwood after a devastating loss to the Bruins in the Sweet 16 back in 2006. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, "Gonzaga-Baylor live stream (4/5): How to watch Final Four championship online, TV info, time," 5 Apr. 2021 When Thierry Stern announced that Patek Philippe was ceasing production of the iconic stainless steel 5711/1A Nautilus, thousands of collectors who had been waitlisted for years were crestfallen. Kristen Shirley, Forbes, "Patek Philippe Releases Four New Nautilus Models, Including The Iconic Ref. 5711/1A," 7 Apr. 2021 The former Gonzaga star was crestfallen, weeping with his head buried in the hardwood after a devastating loss to the Bruins in the Sweet 16 back in 2006. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, "Gonzaga-Baylor live stream (4/5): How to watch Final Four championship online, TV info, time," 5 Apr. 2021 The former Gonzaga star was crestfallen, weeping with his head buried in the hardwood after a devastating loss to the Bruins in the Sweet 16 back in 2006. Eddie Pells, San Francisco Chronicle, "Gonzaga's last hurdles: a quick turnaround - and Baylor," 4 Apr. 2021 The former Gonzaga star was crestfallen, weeping with his head buried in the hardwood after a devastating loss to the Bruins in the Sweet 16 back in 2006. Eddie Pells, ajc, "Gonzaga's last hurdles: a quick turnaround -- and Baylor," 4 Apr. 2021 The next day, coach Brian Morehouse gave his crestfallen team the option of taking the rest of the season off. Dana Gauruder, Detroit Free Press, "How Hope College women’s basketball overcame pandemic to build 45-game win streak," 6 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of crestfallen

1589, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for crestfallen

see crest entry 1

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The first known use of crestfallen was in 1589

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7 May 2021

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“Crestfallen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crestfallen. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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More Definitions for crestfallen

crestfallen

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of crestfallen

: very sad and disappointed

crestfallen

adjective
crest·​fall·​en | \ ˈkrest-ˌfȯ-lən How to pronounce crestfallen (audio) \

Kids Definition of crestfallen

: feeling disappointment and loss of pride

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