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dejected | dejectedly

dejected dejectedly dejectedness
in low spirits
  • How to Memorize
    • dejected - sad
  • Analysis

    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.

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  • Example(s)
    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.