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Definition of "chapfallen" [chap•fall•en]

  • Being in low spirits; dejected and disheartened. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chapfallen" in a sentence
  • "The Regulators looked very tame and "chapfallen" for a day or two; and"
  • "To wit: "And yet," says he, all chapfallen, "I fear me he will find occasion to clatter at my lady's ear, and mow and girn for his cracked pate to move her pity - and seest thou, father, it will look ill for me, a tenant oppressed crying Justice! and I can do nowt for him, wanting power at hand, and but the bailiff.""
  • "The priest seemed somewhat chapfallen at her answer."