dejected

adjective de·ject·ed \ di-ˈjek-təd , dē- \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

Definition of dejected

1 : low in spirits : depressed
  • The team was dejected after the loss.
2 a obsolete : downcast
  • her eyes dejected and her hair unbound
  • —Alexander Pope
b archaic : thrown down
3 obsolete : lowered in rank or condition
  • the dejected state wherein he is
  • —Shakespeare

dejectedly

adverb

dejectedness

noun

Examples of dejected in a Sentence

  1. The dejected players left the field.

  2. the dejected players slowly made their way back to the locker room, where they could mourn their defeat in private

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Origin and Etymology of dejected

dejected Synonyms

Synonyms
bad, blue, brokenhearted, cast down, crestfallen, sad, depressed, despondent, disconsolate, doleful, down, downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, droopy, forlorn, gloomy, glum, hangdog, heartbroken, heartsick, heartsore, heavyhearted, inconsolable, joyless, low, low-spirited, melancholic, melancholy, miserable, mournful, saddened, sorrowful, sorry, unhappy, woebegone, woeful, wretched
Antonyms
blissful, buoyant, buoyed, cheerful, cheery, chipper, delighted, glad, gladdened, gladsome, gleeful, happy, joyful, joyous, jubilant, sunny, upbeat
Related Words
aggrieved, distressed, troubled, uneasy, unquiet, upset, worried; despairing, hopeless, sunk; disappointed, discouraged, disheartened, dispirited; suicidal; dolorous, lachrymose, lugubrious, plaintive, tearful; regretful, rueful; agonized, anguished, grieving, wailing, weeping; black, bleak, cheerless, comfortless, dark, darkening, depressing, desolate, dismal, drear, dreary, elegiac (also elegiacal), funereal, gray (also grey), morbid, morose, murky, saturnine, somber (or sombre), sullen
Near Antonyms
ecstatic, elated, enraptured, entranced, euphoric, exhilarated, exuberant, exultant, overjoyed, rapturous, rhapsodic (also rhapsodical); blithe, blithesome, jocose, jocular, jocund, jolly, jovial, lightsome, merry, mirthful; excited, thrilled; hopeful, optimistic, rosy, sanguine; encouraged, heartened; animated, bouncing, energetic, frisky, jaunty, lively, peppy, perky, spirited, sprightful, sprightly, springy, vital, vivacious, zippy; content, gratified, pleased, satisfied; beaming, grinning, laughing, smiling; boon, carefree, careless, cavalier, devil-may-care, easygoing, happy-go-lucky, insouciant, lighthearted, unconcerned

DEJECTED Defined for English Language Learners

dejected

adjective

Definition of dejected for English Language Learners

  • : sad because of failure, loss, etc.


DEJECTED Defined for Kids

dejected

adjective de·ject·ed \ di-ˈjek-təd \

Definition of dejected for Students

: sad 1
  • We were dejected at losing the game.

dejectedly

adverb

Medical Dictionary

dejected

adjective de·ject·ed \ di-ˈjek-təd \

medical Definition of dejected

: cast down in spirits : depressed


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