dejected depressed, dispirited, *downcast, disconsolate, woebegone
Analogous words: weighed down, oppressed (see DEPRESS): *despondent, forlorn, hopeless: morose, glum, gloomy (see SULLEN)

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  • Dejected — De*ject ed, a. Cast down; afflicted; low spirited; sad; as, a dejected look or countenance. {De*ject ed*ly}, adv. {De*ject ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dejected — index despondent, disappointed, disconsolate, lugubrious, pessimistic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • dejected — depressed at heart, 1580s, pp. adj. from DEJECT (Cf. deject). Related: Dejectedly (1610s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • dejected — [adj] depressed, blue abject, all torn up*, atrabilious, black, bleak, broody, bummed out*, cast down, cheerless, clouded, crestfallen, dampened, dashed, despondent, disconsolate, discouraged, disheartened, dismal, dispirited, doleful, down,… …   New thesaurus

  • dejected — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ sad and dispirited. DERIVATIVES dejectedly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • dejected — [dē jek′tid, dijek′tid] adj. in low spirits; depressed; disheartened SYN. SAD dejectedly adv. dejectedness n …   English World dictionary

  • dejected — adj. dejected to + inf. (he was dejected to learn that he had failed the examination) * * * [dɪ dʒektɪd] dejected to + inf. (he was dejected to learn that he had failed the examination) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • dejected — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, feel, look ▪ She looked sorrowful and dejected. ▪ become, grow ADVERB …   Collocations dictionary

  • Dejected — Deject De*ject , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dejected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dejecting}.] [L. dejectus, p. p. of dejicere to throw down; de + jacere to throw. See {Jet} a shooting forth.] 1. To cast down. [Obs. or Archaic] [1913 Webster] Christ dejected… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dejected — de|ject|ed [ dı dʒektəd ] adjective someone who is dejected has lost all their hope or enthusiasm, especially because they have failed at something: They sat in silence, looking tired and dejected …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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