V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: gloomy and lacking hope, especially because of disappointment
Synonyms: despairing, despondent, discouraged, crestfallen, depressed, disconsolate, doleful, downcast, morose, melancholy, miserable
Antonyms: exhilarated, cheery
Tips: Dejected comes from the Latin word dejectus, "to throw down." If you are dejected, some event has "thrown you down" from a good mood into a bad one. But the word implies more than mere unhappiness; it also carries a connotation of extreme sadness because of hopelessness.
Tim could tell by Anne's dejected look that her parents had decided not to allow her to attend the prom. (miserable, despondent)
Don't be so dejected; it's a small problem, not the end of the world. (crestfallen)
I felt dejected when I didn't get the job I really wanted. (discouraged, crestfallen)
Although she was dejected by the bad news, she tried to look cheerful, because she didn't want to worry anyone. (depressed, downcast)
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