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Definition of "crestfallen" [crest•fall•en]

  • Dispirited and depressed; dejected. (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 "crestfallen" in a sentence
  • "The little man crept crestfallen from the tent, his lingering steps quickened by a threatening gesture on the part of the Chief."
  • "For me personally, this abundance of shoes makes me instantly recall the crestfallen shock Carrie Bradshaw feels when she realizes she has spent $40,000 on shoes and still rents an apartment."
  • ""Mr. Pulikovsky wrote, recalling crestfallen faces on the Siberian hosts at the arrival of the Russian meat dumplings.""