dejection

Definitions

  • William trudging dejectedly along with Jumble running behind
    William trudging dejectedly along with Jumble running behind
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dejection a state of melancholy depression
    • n dejection solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dejection A casting down; depression.
    • Dejection A low condition; weakness; inability. "A dejection of appetite."
    • Dejection (Physiol) Fæces; excrement.
    • Dejection Lowness of spirits occasioned by grief or misfortune; mental depression; melancholy. "What besides,
      Of sorrow, and dejection , and despair,
      Our frailty can sustain, thy tidings bring."
    • Dejection The act of humbling or abasing one's self. "Adoration implies submission and dejection ."
    • Dejection (Physiol) The discharge of excrement.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dejection The act of casting down; a casting down; prostration.
    • n dejection Depression; diminution.
    • n dejection In medicine: Fecal discharge; evacuation.
    • n dejection The matter discharged or voided; dejecta: often in the plural: as, the dejections of cholera; watery dejections.
    • n dejection The state of being downcast; depression or lowness of spirits; melancholy.
    • n dejection In astrology, the house furthest removed from the exaltation of a planet. Synonyms sadness, despondency, gloom.
    • n dejection In geology, volcanic debris; a sediment of volcanic origin.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Dejection lowness of spirits:
    • Dejection (pl.) fæcal discharge (also dejecta)
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Quotations

  • Alexander Pope
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    “Never elated when someone's oppressed, never dejected when another one's blessed.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. dejectio, a casting down: cf. F. déjection,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. dejicĕre, -jectumde, down, jacĕre, to cast.

Usage

In literature:

Four-and-twenty hours before he was not thus dejected.
"Tancred" by Benjamin Disraeli
He felt the limpness and dejection in Nelly.
"Mary Gray" by Katharine Tynan
Not in dejection, as one might imagine, the boys were too full of spirit to be cast down greatly.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
Tess grew paler and more dejected, so that even Daddy Skinner's fading sight remarked it.
"The Secret of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
The eight bells of midnight roused him from his dejected reverie: he straightened from the rail.
"Terry" by Charles Goff Thomson
Some said the circumstances he found us in dejected him.
"Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745." by Mrs. Thomson
The deepest dejection prevailed among the army when it was announced.
"Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745" by Mrs. Thomson
My whistling ceased, my air of dejection increased.
"Tom, Dick and Harry" by Talbot Baines Reed
And he felt very dejected as he thought about it.
"The Willoughby Captains" by Talbot Baines Reed
Saunders made a little dejected gesture.
"The Gold Trail" by Harold Bindloss
I felt a dejection of spirits, a sense of destitution and misery, which I cannot describe.
"Frank Mildmay" by Captain Frederick Marryat
It would not be likely to produce that dejection of mind which frequently attended him.
"Sense and Sensibility" by Jane Austen
Mrs. Gaunt came to him, and saw an air of dejection on his genial face.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 103, May, 1866" by Various
Was it from dejection of spirits?
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
During the minute's rest it was clear that the Regal team were not dejected, but desperate.
"A Boy Knight" by Martin J. (Martin Jerome) Scott
In the morning when he appeared at breakfast, his countenance wore the marks of dejection and anguish.
"Alida" by Amelia Stratton Comfield
A servant approached him, dragging after him a dejected hack with long hair and ribs in painful relief.
"The Blood of the Arena" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
I wish he had not always that mournful and dejected look.
"The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 2 of 6" by Eugène Sue
Thus do we explain Fleur-de-Marie's dejection.
"The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 4 of 6" by Eugène Sue
Your paleness, your dejection, terrify me.
"The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 6 of 6" by Eugène Sue
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In poetry:

My beggarly, dejected soul,
You heard and saw your fill;
Remembered all and mixed it well,
And ground it like a mill.
"Soul" by Boris Pasternak
The chimney now produc'd a noise,
Which gave the family surprize;
Gave every hair compleat erection,
And every spirit much dejection.
All struck with fear, both man and woman,
"They heard a voice which was not human!"
"The Jack Daw" by William Hutton
Then behind the corpse came the Prince of Wales in field marshal uniform,
Looking very pale, dejected, careworn, and forlorn;
Then followed great magnates, all dressed in uniform,
And last, but not least, the noble Marquis of Lorne.
"The Death of Prince Leopold" by William Topaz McGonagall
Alas! sad and dejected, sickly looking, pale and forlorn,
Owing to the close confinement during the storm;
And for a time attempts were made to send a rope ashore,
But these proved futile owing to the raging billows which loudly did roar.
"The Wreck of the 'Abercrombie Robinson'" by William Topaz McGonagall
O it breaks my heart, the face dejected that looks not on us,
A beautiful face—I remember now, though long I forgot.'
'Ay and I loved it. I love him to-day, and to see him thus!
Saying "I go if she bids it, for work her woe—I will not."
"A Vine-Arbour In The Far West" by Jean Ingelow
And as the procession passes the palace the blinds are drawn completely,
And every house is half hidden with the sable drapery;
And along the line of march expansive arches were erected,
While the spectators standing by seemed very dejected.
"The Funeral of the German Emperor" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Cowboys' blowout loss leaves Romo dejected , Bryant displeased.
Cowboys' blowout loss leaves Romo dejected, Bryant displeased .
Cowboys' loss on Monday Night Football leaves Tony Romo dejected, Dez Bryant displeased .
Andrea Ranocchia of FC Inter Milan appears dejected after drawing with Cagliari.
Rangers' Ryan Callahan is dejected after they give up a goal to the.
A dejected Canada squad watches the Czech Republic celebrate their 2-1 upset win in the semifinals.
"I don't know what to do," I complained to Phyllis dejectedly.
Jonathan Goodwin, left, and Jermon Bushrod sat on a dejected Saints bench late in the team's 41-36 win.
Alex Smith was injured and dejected.
Robert Sacre was so dejected during the.
WASHINGTON—People who try to boost their self-esteem by telling themselves they've done a great job when they haven't could end up feeling dejected instead, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.
Cristiano Ronaldo cuts a dejected figure during Real Madrid's game against Sevilla on Saturday.
Los Angeles' Manya Makoski (#11) walks away dejectedly as Sky Blue players celebrate at the conclusion of the first Women's Professional Soccer final at Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
Dejected Stampeders players file off two busses as they return home from Sunday's 100th Grey Cup.
Flyers' Claude Giroux (in suit) joins his dejected teammates on the ice after… (YONG KIM/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER ).
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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)
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