Part of speech: noun

Depression, melancholy.

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Usage examples "dejection":

  1. All the past shows us that difficulty is no excuse for dejection, much less for despair; else the world would have been without the many wonders of civilization. - "Light On The Path and Through the Gates of Gold", Mabel Collins.
  2. " He has followed me from Strasburg, where he fell in with me," said Morok, with visible dejection. - "The Wandering Jew, Book VIII.", Eugene Sue.
  3. He said it with such an evident air of dejection that she wondered. - "Empire Builders", Francis Lynde.