Definition of dejection in English:


Line breaks: de|jec¦tion
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).

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