Definition of dejected in English:

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dejected

Pronunciation: /dɪˈdʒɛktɪd/

adjective

Sad and depressed; dispirited: he stood in the street looking dejected
More example sentences
  • His life's labor and meaning reduced to nothing, Cipriano returns home, dejected and depressed.
  • The inability of entering Western intellectual society made them feel dejected and depressed.
  • But, yet again, I failed miserably and came away feeling dejected, disheartened, deflated and demoralised.
Synonyms
downcast, downhearted, despondent, disconsolate, dispirited, crestfallen, cast down, depressed, disappointed, disheartened, discouraged, demoralized, crushed, desolate, heartbroken, broken-hearted, heavy-hearted, low-spirited, in the doldrums, sad, unhappy, doleful, melancholy, miserable, woebegone, forlorn, long-faced, fed up, wretched, glum, gloomy, dismal;
shamefaced, hangdog
informal blue, choked, down, down in the mouth, down in the dumps
British informal brassed off, cheesed off, looking as if one had lost a pound and found a penny
literary dolorous
archaic chap-fallen

Derivatives

dejectedly

Pronunciation: /dɪˈdʒɛktɪdli/
adverb
Example sentences
  • I sat clumsily on the floor and slumped against the wall dejectedly.
  • He took a deep breath in, and let it out slowly, his chest falling dejectedly.
  • Having claimed his full attention, she sighed aloud quite dejectedly.
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