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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.
I felt utterly dejected after I was passed over for promotion. I thought I had it sewn up!
Lucy was injured for the cup final, and I saw her dejectedly watching the game from the stands.
Feelings of dejectedness are normal when you’re told after a job interview that you are not what they were looking for.