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deject

adjective de·ject \ di-ˈjekt , dē- \

Definition of deject

archaic

First Known Use of deject

15th century

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deject

verb

Definition of deject

: to make gloomy

Examples of deject in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of deject

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



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