dejected

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adjective de·ject·ed \di-ˈjek-təd, dē-\

Definition of dejected

  1. 1 :  cast down in spirits :  depressed

  2. 2 a obsolete of the eyes :  downcast b archaic :  thrown down

  3. 3 obsolete :  lowered in rank or condition

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>

1581

First Known Use of dejected

1581


DEJECTED Defined for English Language Learners

dejected

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adjective de·ject·ed \di-ˈjek-təd, dē-\

Definition of dejected for English Language Learners

  • : sad because of failure, loss, etc.


DEJECTED Defined for Kids

dejected

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adjective de·ject·ed \di-ˈjek-təd\

Definition of dejected for Students

  1. :  sad 1 <We were dejected at losing the game.>

dejectedly

adverb

Medical Dictionary

dejected

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adjective de·ject·ed \di-ˈjek-təd\

Medical Definition of dejected

  1. :  cast down in spirits :  depressed



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