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
- ‘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!’
- ‘It isn't easy to focus and concentrate on God's voice when everybody and everything around you dejects Him and tells you otherwise.’
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.