Definition of dejected in English:



  • Sad and depressed; dispirited.

    ‘he stood in the street looking dejected’
    • ‘She never looked dejected or dispirited, though she had all the reason.’
    • ‘Personally, I'm feeling as dejected, disappointed and scared as I am angry.’
    • ‘Dark blue, on the other hand, has a sedative effect, and can make some people feel melancholy and dejected.’
    • ‘His life's labor and meaning reduced to nothing, Cipriano returns home, dejected and depressed.’
    • ‘The families and relations of the victims, not surprisingly, became dejected and developed resentment for the government.’
    • ‘They were forlorn, dejected, and pleading, yet so serenely resolved he was compelled to do as she asked.’
    • ‘I wasn't used to this unhappy, dejected personality he'd cultivated and I wasn't entirely sure how to deal with it.’
    • ‘Its hero, Milo, is perpetually dejected, burdened with motiveless discontent.’
    • ‘But, yet again, I failed miserably and came away feeling dejected, disheartened, deflated and demoralised.’
    • ‘When she sees or hears of injustice, the normally happy girl becomes so melancholy and dejected that it worries others.’
    • ‘But myself and the players are more dejected than anyone.’
    • ‘‘He was distracted, dejected, I just thought he had a broken heart,’ she said.’
    • ‘The inability of entering Western intellectual society made them feel dejected and depressed.’
    • ‘But as the years passed, they became more gloomy and dejected, and I could see why during my visits.’
    • ‘As low, dejected and depressed as she'd ever felt, she began to get the morning's activities prepared.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The story tapers off, leaving the reader disappointed and dejected by a work that promises much, but delivers little.’
    • ‘Vanessa watched on in dejected melancholy, wishing somewhere in the back of her mind that Jordan would argue like that with her.’
    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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