crestfallen

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

Definition of crestfallen

  1. 1 :  having a drooping crest or hanging head

  2. 2 :  feeling shame or humiliation :  dejected After losing the playoff game, the team was crestfallen.

crestfallenly

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crestfallenness

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Examples of crestfallen in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of crestfallen

see 1crest


First Known Use: 1589


CRESTFALLEN Defined for English Language Learners

crestfallen

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

Definition of crestfallen for English Language Learners

  • : very sad and disappointed


CRESTFALLEN Defined for Kids

crestfallen

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

Definition of crestfallen for Students

  1. :  feeling disappointment and loss of pride



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