Definition of dejected in US English:



  • Sad and depressed; dispirited.

    ‘he stood in the street looking dejected’
    • ‘Personally, I'm feeling as dejected, disappointed and scared as I am angry.’
    • ‘When she sees or hears of injustice, the normally happy girl becomes so melancholy and dejected that it worries others.’
    • ‘I wasn't used to this unhappy, dejected personality he'd cultivated and I wasn't entirely sure how to deal with it.’
    • ‘It descends and when the doors open he is astonished to be greeted by a scene of desolation, with dejected people dressed in rags and a smell of sulphur in the air.’
    • ‘Dark blue, on the other hand, has a sedative effect, and can make some people feel melancholy and dejected.’
    • ‘She never looked dejected or dispirited, though she had all the reason.’
    • ‘But, yet again, I failed miserably and came away feeling dejected, disheartened, deflated and demoralised.’
    • ‘You'll have to limp home with an empty wallet, dejected.’
    • ‘‘The film is about a teenage daughter who tries to create a nonexistent boyfriend for her dejected mother,’ Robinson said.’
    • ‘His life's labor and meaning reduced to nothing, Cipriano returns home, dejected and depressed.’
    • ‘Vanessa watched on in dejected melancholy, wishing somewhere in the back of her mind that Jordan would argue like that with her.’
    • ‘They were forlorn, dejected, and pleading, yet so serenely resolved he was compelled to do as she asked.’
    • ‘The families and relations of the victims, not surprisingly, became dejected and developed resentment for the government.’
    • ‘But myself and the players are more dejected than anyone.’
    • ‘Its hero, Milo, is perpetually dejected, burdened with motiveless discontent.’
    • ‘But as the years passed, they became more gloomy and dejected, and I could see why during my visits.’
    • ‘‘He was distracted, dejected, I just thought he had a broken heart,’ she said.’
    • ‘The story tapers off, leaving the reader disappointed and dejected by a work that promises much, but delivers little.’
    • ‘The inability of entering Western intellectual society made them feel dejected and depressed.’
    • ‘As low, dejected and depressed as she'd ever felt, she began to get the morning's activities prepared.’
    downcast, downhearted, despondent, disconsolate, dispirited, crestfallen, cast down, depressed, disappointed, disheartened, discouraged, demoralized, crushed, desolate, heartbroken, broken-hearted, heavy-hearted, low-spirited, in the doldrums, sad, unhappy, doleful, melancholy, miserable, woebegone, forlorn, long-faced, fed up, wretched, glum, gloomy, dismal
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