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Line breaks: de¦ject
Pronunciation: /dɪˈdʒɛkt

Definition of deject in English:


[with object] archaic
Make sad or dispirited; depress: nothing dejects a trader like the interruption of his profits
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  • It isn't easy to focus and concentrate on God's voice when everybody and everything around you dejects Him and tells you otherwise.
  • How dejecting and how sad that the issue relating to buses and autorickshaws have never been raised and discussed seriously and exhaustively in our 126-member strong Legislative Assembly!


late Middle English (also in the sense 'overthrow, abase, degrade'): from Latin deject- 'thrown down', from the verb deicere, from de- 'down' + jacere 'to throw'.

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