What does the word dejected mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Dejectedly.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Depressed; disheartened.

Usage examples for dejected

  1. As the days dragged along, nearer and nearer the date set for the departure for Florida, he grew moodier, more dejected. – The Sherrods by George Barr McCutcheon
  2. The soldier's face wore a sad and dejected appearance; but there was determination in the firm lines of the closed mouth and contracted brow. – The Ruined Cities of Zululand by Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
  3. Then her arms fell away from him, and she sank back beside him, dejected and relaxed. – A Mummer's Tale by Anatole France