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Dejected Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    dejected adj : affected or marked by low spirits; "is dejected but trying to look cheerful" [ant: elated]
Dejected Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Dejected \De*ject"ed\, a. Cast down; afflicted; low-spirited; sad; as, a dejected look or countenance. -- De*ject"ed*ly, adv. -- De*ject"ed*ness, n.
Dejected Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Deject \De*ject"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dejected; p. pr. & vb. n. Dejecting.] [L. dejectus, p. p. of dejicere to throw down; de- + jacere to throw. See Jet a shooting forth.]
  1. To cast down. [Obs. or Archaic] Christ dejected himself even unto the hells. --Udall. Sometimes she dejects her eyes in a seeming civility; and many mistake in her a cunning for a modest look. --Fuller.
  2. To cast down the spirits of; to dispirit; to discourage; to dishearten. Nor think, to die dejects my lofty mind. --Pope.
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    * The last dejected effort often becomes the winning stroke. - W. J. Cameron

    * When you're away, I'm restless, lonely, wretched, bored, dejected only here's the rub, my darling dear, I feel the same when you're near. - Samuel Hoffenstein


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    • Dejected candidates mull all-women political party
      Former VMC Mayor Mallika Begum says she will start the ground work for all-women party after the elections. The scenario is very gloomy here and the only option left for women is to float an all-women’s party. Read more on this news related to 'Dejected'
    • Dejected woman feeds poison to baby, attempts suicide
      Dejected over a family dispute, a woman attempted to commit suicide after feeding her 11-month-old daughter with poison, in Hangarapura village, Kirugavalu hobli, Malavalli taluk, on Sunday. It is alleged that the woman, Ranjeetha, had laced the food with pesticide and fed her baby. Later, she is said to have tried to consume pesticide, when fortunately she receiv Read more on this news related to 'Dejected'
    • EVMs fail to work, long queues and dejected voters in Mumbai
      As Mumbai gets into its election mode on Thursday, April 24, discrepancies seem to be lurking around. Electronic voting machines (EVMs), the main essential of Indian voting, seem to be giving people a hard time this season. In the previous phases, many EVMs have failed to function. Read more on this news related to 'Dejected'

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