Definition of dejection in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɪˈdʒɛkʃ(ə)n/


[mass noun]
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.


Late Middle English: from Latin dejectio(n-), from deicere 'throw down' (see deject).

Words that rhyme with dejection

abjection, affection, circumspection, collection, complexion, confection, connection, convection, correction, defection, deflection, detection, direction, ejection, election, genuflection, imperfection, infection, inflection, injection, inspection, insurrection, interconnection, interjection, intersection, introspection, lection, misdirection, objection, perfection, predilection, projection, protection, refection, reflection, rejection, resurrection, retrospection, section, selection, subjection, transection, vivisection

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