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Meaning of DEJECT

Pronunciation:  di'jekt

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"

DEJECT is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: cast down, demoralise, demoralize, depress, dismay, dispirit, get down
 Antonyms: elate, intoxicate, lift up, pick up, uplift
 See Also: chill, discourage



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
             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.
  2. \De*ject"\, a. [L. dejectus, p. p.]
    Dejected. [Obs.]
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: 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