Examples of dejection in a Sentence
I find that ice cream often works wonders when trying to overcome dejection.
Recent Examples of dejection from the Web
For all the disappointment and dejection of that day at Wembley back in 2016, a message was evoked from the very centre of the Palace end of the national stadium, a message that read 'This Mentality is Unstoppable'.
Perhaps even stronger than all the above is the psychological sense of dejection and withdrawal of political and military support from the opposition, leaving it to face the Russians and the Syrian regime alone.
Since all the teams that made it already were announced, the bracket rollout lacked the usual celebratory and dejection footage for the bubble team.
Although Talley expresses enthusiasm for Melania's outfit, his utter dejection at seeing Trump take office is all too apparent.
Then, the third place team skated across the ice and the dejection was even stronger.
All of the sadness and dejection that the West Germans caused back in '82 had been washed away by the final piece of the jigsaw slotting in seamlessly.
Swanson revealed that two vocal cysts were to blame, and could be seen leaving the competition in dejection.
Not even the superb support from his classmates could hide Tidwell's dejection.
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Did You Know?
Based partly on the Latin iacere, "to throw", dejection means literally "cast down"—that is, "downcast". Like melancholy, gloom, and even sadness, dejection seems to have been declining in use for many years; instead, we now seem to prefer depression (whose roots mean basically "a pressing down"). Since depression is also the word used by doctors, lots of people now assume that anyone depressed should be taking an antidepressant; if we went back to dejected and dejection, we might not be so quick to make that assumption.
blues, depression, desolation, despond, despondence, despondency, disconsolateness, dispiritedness, doldrums, dolefulness, downheartedness, dreariness, dumps, forlornness, gloom, gloominess, glumness, heartsickness, joylessness, melancholy, miserableness, mopes, mournfulness, oppression, sadness, sorrowfulness, unhappiness;
DEJECTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dejection for English Language Learners
: sadness that is caused by failure, loss, etc.
DEJECTION Defined for Kids
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