Definition of Deject

1. Verb. Lower someone's spirits; make downhearted. "The performance is likely to deject Sue"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"

Exact synonyms: Cast Down, Demoralise, Demoralize, Depress, Dismay, Dispirit, Get Down
Specialized synonyms: Chill
Generic synonyms: Discourage
Derivative terms: Dejection, Demoralisation, Demoralization, Depressant, Depressant, Dismay
Antonyms: Elate



Definition of Deject

1. v. t. To cast down.

2. a. Dejected.

Definition of Deject

1. Verb. (transitive rare) Make sad or dispirited. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deject

1. to depress [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: depress

Medical Definition of Deject

1. 1. To cast down. "Christ dejected himself even unto the hells." (Udall) "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) Origin: L. Dejectus, p. P. Of dejicere to throw down; de- + jacere to throw. See Jet a shooting forth. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deject

deistical
deistically
deists
deiterospinal tract
deiters nucleus
deities
deity
deitylike
deixes
deixis
deixises
deja voulu
deja vu
deja vu phenomenon
deja vus
deject (current term)
dejected
dejectedly
dejectedness
dejectednesses
dejecter
dejecters
dejecting
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dejectly
dejectory
dejects

Literary usage of Deject

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1. The Life of John Milton by Charles Symmons (1822)
"... or for an instant deject from the conscious firmness of his countenance and the determined attitude of his ..."

2. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1897)
"nounces : ' To dwellers in cold countries, it doth very greatly deject their appetites, destroy the natural heat, and overthrow the strength of the stomach, ..."

3. A Study of Hamlet by John Conolly (1863)
"And I, of ladies most deject and wretched, That suck'd the honey of his music vows, Now see that noble and most sovereign reason, Like sweet bells jangled, ..."

4. The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke by Edmund Burke (1827)
"... I am sorry " to say that all my labours will prove abortive; " for the slightest causes will be sufficient to '' deject minds sore with the remembrance ..."

5. The Works of ... Edmund Burke by Edmund Burke (1827)
"... I am sorry " to say that all my labours will prove abortive; " for the slightest causes will be sufficient to " deject minds sore with the remembrance ..."

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