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Definition of "dejected" []

  • Being in low spirits; depressed. See Synonyms at depressed. (adjective)
  • Miserable; despondent; downhearted (adjective)

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Use "dejected" in a sentence
  • "“His face was pale, his figure wasted and bent, and his expression dejected and nervous; one might have taken him for a walking shadow."
  • ""His face was pale, his figure wasted and bent, and his expression dejected and nervous; one might have taken him for a walking shadow."
  • "Then passing by altogether the other idea which I said was only doubtfully suggested by the words -- namely, that of laceration and wounding -- let me say a word about the last of the aspects of humanity when Christless, which is set forth in this text, and that is, the dejected weariness arising from the fruitless wanderings wherewith men are cursed."