A sad and depressed state; low spirits: he was slumped in deep dejection
More example sentences
- Tiredness might have played its part, but the sense of dejection and depression emanating from the studio clouded the whole broadcast.
- That feeling of dejection could be very depressing for a child if he is not able to establish a relationship he wants.
- For most of the evening, until Dean hit the stage, the crowd rested somewhere between disappointment and dejection.
despondency, depression, downheartedness, dispiritedness, disconsolateness, disappointment, discouragement, desolation, despair, heavy-heartedness, unhappiness, sadness, sorrowfulness, sorrow, dolefulness, melancholy, misery, forlornness, wretchedness, glumness, gloom, gloominess, low spirits
informal the blues, the dumps
late Middle English: from Latin dejectio(n-), from deicere 'throw down' (see deject).