Definition of dejected
- The team was dejected after the loss.
- her eyes dejected and her hair unbound
- —Alexander Pope
- the dejected state wherein he is
The dejected players left the field.
the dejected players slowly made their way back to the locker room, where they could mourn their defeat in private
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bad, blue, brokenhearted, cast down, crestfallen, depressed, despondent, disconsolate, doleful, down, downcast, downhearted, droopy, forlorn, gloomy, glum, hangdog, heartbroken, heartsick, heartsore, heavyhearted, inconsolable, joyless, low, low-spirited, melancholic, melancholy, miserable, mournful, sad, saddened, sorrowful, sorry, unhappy, woebegone, woeful, wretched;
black, bleak, cheerless, comfortless, dark, darkening, depressing, desolate, dismal, dreary, elegiac (also elegiacal), funereal, gray (also grey), morbid, morose, saturnine, somber (or sombre), sullen;
: sad because of failure, loss, etc.
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the quality or state of being insatiable
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