AskDefine | Define deject

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deject v : lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her" [syn: depress, cast down, get down, dismay, dispirit, demoralize, demoralise] [ant: elate]

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Etymology

Latin deicere 'to throw down'.

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Verb

  1. Make sad or dispirited.
    "I pitied poor Miss Read's unfortunate situation. She was generally dejected, seldom cheerful, and avoided company" -Benjamin Franklin

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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
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