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Make sad or dispirited; depress.‘nothing dejects a trader like the interruption of his profits’
intimidate, abash, take aback, shake, ruffle, throw, demoralize, discourageView synonyms
- ‘It isn't easy to focus and concentrate on God's voice when everybody and everything around you dejects Him and tells you otherwise.’
- ‘How dejecting and how sad that the issue relating to buses and autorickshaws have never been raised and discussed seriously and exhaustively in our 126-member strong Legislative Assembly!’
Late Middle English (also in the sense ‘overthrow, abase, degrade’): from Latin deject- ‘thrown down’, from the verb deicere, from de- ‘down’ + jacere ‘to throw’.
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