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Definition of "dejection" []

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

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 "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."