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Deject definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DEJECT, v.t. [L. To throw.]
1. To cast down; usually, to cast down the countenance; to cause to fall with grief; to make to look sad or grieved, or to express discouragement.
But gloomy were his eyes, dejected was his face.
2. To depress the spirits; to sink; to dispirit; to discourage; to dishearten.
Nor think to die dejects my lofty mind.
DEJECT, a. Cast down; low-spirited.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her" [syn: depress, deject, cast down, get down, dismay, dispirit, demoralize, demoralise] [ant: elate, intoxicate, lift up, pick up, uplift]

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Date: 15th century archaic dejected II. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, to throw down, from Latin dejectus, past participle of deicere, from de- + jacere to throw more at jet Date: 1581 to make gloomy

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. (usu. as dejected adj.) make sad or dispirited; depress. Derivatives: dejectedly adv. Etymology: ME f. L dejicere (DE-, jacere throw)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Deject De*ject", a. [L. dejectus, p. p.] Dejected. [Obs.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Deject De*ject", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dejected; p. pr. & vb. n. Dejecting.] [L. dejectus, p. p. of dejicere to throw down; de- + jacere to throw. See Jet a shooting forth.] 1. To cast down. [Obs. or Archaic] Christ dejected himself even unto the hells. --Udall. Sometimes she dejects her eyes in a seeming civility; and many mistake in her a cunning for a modest look. --Fuller. 2. To cast down the spirits of; to dispirit; to discourage; to dishearten. Nor think, to die dejects my lofty mind. --Pope.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. Dishearten, dispirit, discourage, depress, sadden, make despondent, make sad.

Moby Thesaurus

beat down, cast down, chill, damp, dampen, dampen the spirits, darken, dash, demoralize, depress, discourage, dishearten, disparage, dispirit, knock down, lower, lower the spirits, oppress, press down, sadden, sink, weigh heavy upon, weigh upon



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