• William trudging dejectedly along with Jumble running behind
    William trudging dejectedly along with Jumble running behind
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v deject lower someone's spirits; make downhearted "These news depressed her","The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Deject Dejected.
    • Deject To cast down the spirits of; to dispirit; to discourage; to dishearten. "Nor think, to die dejects my lofty mind."
    • Deject To cast down. "Christ dejected himself even unto the hells.""Sometimes she dejects her eyes in a seeming civility; and many mistake in her a cunning for a modest look."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • deject To cast or throw down: direct downward.
    • deject To abate; lower; diminish in force or amount.
    • deject To depress the spirits of; dispirit; discourage; dishearten: now chiefly in the past participle used adjectively. See dejected.
    • deject Synonyms To sadden, make despondent, afflict, grieve.
    • deject Downcast; low-spirited; wretched; dejected.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Deject de-jekt′ to cast down the countenance or spirits of
    • adj Deject (Shak.) cast down
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  • Alexander Pope
    “Never elated when someone's oppressed, never dejected when another one's blessed.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. dejectus, p. p. of dejicere, to throw down; de-, + jacere, to throw. See Jet a shooting forth


In literature:

He felt as if he were about to succumb to the dejection which was crushing him.
"Sentimental Education, Volume II" by Gustave Flaubert
While the conquered were still, sullen, and dejected, the victors triumphed.
"The Last of the Mohicans" by James Fenimore Cooper
The attitude of the young men was more dejected than positively vicious.
"The Double Four" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Demoralized, dejected, disconsolate, they dodged about here and there like sheep having no shepherd.
"Hanover; Or The Persecution of the Lowly" by David Bryant Fulton
She yielded, however, with a good grace, though she seemed dejected and sad.
"Mary Queen of Scots, Makers of History" by Jacob Abbott
He appeared to be whistling, but if he were, without doubt it was also a dejected air.
"Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker" by Marguerite Bryant
She threw down the pen, and leaning her head upon her hand, sat looking upon the floor in deeper dejection than ever.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
With this resolve, she went home to her own baby, sorrowful, dejected and lonely.
"Rose O'Paradise" by Grace Miller White
A curious dejection settled upon Robin.
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick
Wallulah, however, did not observe his dejection.
"The Bridge of the Gods" by Frederic Homer Balch

In poetry:

BEATEN back in sad dejection,
After years of weary toil
On that burning hot selection
Where the drought has gorged his spoil.
"Beaten Back" by Henry Lawson
But say, in mortals, base or great,
Have you a change detected?
Are they, when victors, less elate,
When vanquished, less dejected?
"The Reply Of Q. Horatius Flaccus To A Roman "Round-Robin"" by Alfred Austin
"The cause, my children, I may say,
Was joy, and not dejection;
The peach, which made you all so gay,
Gave rise to this reflection:
"The Peach" by Charles Lamb
Cheer up, brother; why dejected?
Pain will cease and sorrows end.
Why discourag'd if neglected?
Just look upwards, there's a friend.
"Cheer Up" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
But there's to every day an eve,
And unto every night a morn,
And joys there are for those who grieve,
Howe'er dejected and forlorn!
"The Triumph Of Liberty" by James Madison Bell
Then as I saw the angel on the right,
Lo! with dejected pace
He walk'd, but now his form had lost its light
And splendour; all his face
"The Two Angels" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Michael Vick walks dejectedly off the field after the Eagles lost… (RON CORTES / STAFF…).
So off I went dejectedly to the tuxedo rental place, amid an imposing army of prom goers, most of whom looked absolutely thrilled with the exercise.
Calgary Stampeders Harrison sits on the bench in dejection in the final moments of his team's loss to the Toronto Argonauts during the 100th CFL Grey Cup championship football game in Toronto ( MATHIEU BELANGER, REUTERS / November 26, 2012 ).
A dejected Allen Crabbe sat in front of the room and tried to explain how California let a golden opportunity slip away against UNLV in the final seconds.
Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus and his teammates were left with dejected expressions after being blown out by the Patriots.
Dejected but still hopeful, I went home to find a message from Ricky that he had found my wallet and wanted to return it.
Tony Eury Jr was temporarily dejected.
The overwhelming emotion from A&M basketball fans was one of dejection.
But unlike Casey, whose dejected Mudville faithful departed silently, Greenberg got a standing ovation from the fans and high-fives from his Miami teammates.
These were the words of a dejected Dane Miller inside the Rutgers locker room long after everyone had left tonight.
Dejected Orioles Mark Reynolds (#12), left, and Robert Andino, right, sit in an empty Orioles dugout while watching the Yankees celebrate on the field.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi, stand's dejected after being defeated by Celtic at the end of their Champions League Group G soccer match at Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Wednesday Nov 7, 2012.
Big East Can't Hide Dejection.
Andrews' Davie Wade signals touchdown as Salisbury 's Clint Comadoll looks on dejectedly after Wade scored during Friday night's playoff game at Simeon Stadium.
Coach John Thompson walks dejectedly past Soviet players after the United States lost, 82-78.

In science:

The caretakers are also depressed and dejected for having the PWDs as their children. Caretakers have no mind to spend on PWDs. They are ill treated as PWDs are a economic burden and a social disgrace. So caretakers never take any steps to make them get any form of vocations training.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)