dejected | dejectedly

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in low spirits

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dejected - sad

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To be ‘dejected’ means to be sad or without hope, but unlike other words with similar meanings, with ‘dejected’ such negative feelings generally tend to stem from a strong sense of disappointment.

Synonyms gloomy
Antonyms upbeat

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  1. I felt utterly dejected after I was passed over for promotion. I thought I had it sewn up!

  2. Lucy was injured for the cup final, and I saw her dejectedly watching the game from the stands.

  3. Feelings of dejectedness are normal when you’re told after a job interview that you are not what they were looking for.

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