First Known Use of deject
Examples of deject in a Sentence
nothing dejects a TV pundit more than the reality check that nobody cares what he thinks
Recent Examples of deject from the Web
The professional deficits have been topped with dejecting personal tragedies.
Dejected by his misfortune, Montana was unsure on how to proceed next.
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Synonymsbum (out), burden, dash, depress, get down, oppress, sadden, weigh down
Antonymsbrighten, buoy, cheer (up), gladden, lighten, rejoice
Related Wordsail, distress, trouble; afflict, torment, torture; daunt, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dismay, dispirit, get down, unnerve; agitate, bother, concern, discomfort, discompose, disquiet, disturb, exercise, freak (out), perturb, undo, unhinge, unsettle, upset, worry
Near Antonymsanimate, enliven, invigorate; assure, comfort, console, reassure, solace, soothe; excite, inspire, stimulate; elate, exhilarate; encourage, hearten; delight, gratify, please; boost, elevate, lift, uplift
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