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deject

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adjective de·ject \di-ˈjekt, dē-\

Definition of deject

archaic

  1. :  dejected

First Known Use of deject

15th century


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deject

verb de·ject

Definition of deject

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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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