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dejected

Line breaks: de|ject¦ed
Pronunciation: /dɪˈdʒɛktɪd
 
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Definition of dejected in English:

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.
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Derivatives

dejectedly

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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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