Definition of "dejection" []

  • The state of being dejected; low spirits. (noun)
  • Evacuation of the intestinal tract; defecation. (noun)
  • Lowness of spirits; depression; melancholy (noun)

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  • Faecal matter evacuated from the bowels; excrement (noun)
  • The act of defecating; defecation (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "dejection" in a sentence
  • "Those most disillusioned by Blair's career are those who believed he really was something quite out of the ordinary: the dejection is the greater because he promised so much. —"
  • "Holmqvist was left bowed forward on his knees in dejection, his helmet touching the ice, after the game-winner."
  • "If he was off by more than ten minutes he would fain dejection and wouldn't feel right about himself until the next time I quizzed him and he guessed within the window."