Definition of crestfallen in English:
Sad and disappointed: he came back empty-handed and crestfallen
More example sentences
- The Irishman was under tremendous pressure to get Carlisle's season off to a good start and must have been crestfallen in defeat.
- He sighed and slowly stood from the couch, crestfallen eyes showing defeat.
- Most of his supporters in Ohio had all but admitted defeat yesterday morning, too crestfallen to clutch at legal straws and not surprised by his decision to concede.
downhearted, downcast, despondent, disappointed, disconsolate, disheartened, discouraged, dispirited, dejected, depressed, desolate, heartbroken, broken-hearted, heavy-hearted, low-spirited, in the doldrums, sad, glum, gloomy, dismal, doleful, miserable, unhappy, woebegone, forlorn, long-faced, fed up;
late 16th century: originally with reference to a mammal or bird having a fallen or drooping crest.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan