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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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