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  • Sad and depressed; dispirited.

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