crestfallen


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crest·fall·en

 (krĕst′fô′lən)
adj.
Dispirited and depressed; dejected.

crest′fall′en·ly adv.
crest′fall′en·ness n.

crestfallen

(ˈkrɛstˌfɔːlən)
adj
dejected, depressed, or disheartened
ˈcrestˌfallenly adv

crest•fall•en

(ˈkrɛstˌfɔ lən)

adj.
1. dejected; discouraged.
2. having a drooping crest or head.
[1580–90]
crest′fall`en•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.crestfallen - brought low in spirit; "left us fatigued and deflated spiritually"
dejected - affected or marked by low spirits; "is dejected but trying to look cheerful"

crestfallen

Translations
مُطأطئ الرأس، خائب
sklíčený
modfaldenslukøret
rislágur; hnugginn
nusiminęs
nomāktsnospiests

crestfallen

[ˈkrestˌfɔːlən] ADJcariacontecido

crestfallen

[ˈkrɛstfɔːlən] adj [person] → déconfit(e), découragé(e)

crestfallen

crestfallen

[ˈkrɛstˌfɔːln] adjabbattuto/a, mortificato/a
to look crestfallen → avere un'aria mogia

crestfallen

(ˈkrestfoːlən) adjective
very disappointed. He was crestfallen at his failure.

crestfallen

a. decaído-a, alicaído-a; acobardado-a.
References in classic literature ?
Look, how muddy his horse is, flouncing about in the swamp; the dogs, too, look rather crestfallen.
He gathered himself up and sneaked off, crushed and crestfallen.
perhaps I ought to mention," said Herbert, who had become curiously crestfallen and meek, since we entered on the interesting theme, "that she is rather below my mother's nonsensical family notions.
I did not know that there was any danger," said Gertrude, crestfallen.
To conclude, the old men went off, one crestfallen, and the other in high contentment, all who were present were astonished, and he who was recording the words, deeds, and movements of Sancho could not make up his mind whether he was to look upon him and set him down as a fool or as a man of sense.
Poor Passepartout, quite crestfallen, followed his master without a word.
I stood before her crushed, crestfallen, revoltingly confused, and I believe I smiled as I did my utmost to wrap myself in the skirts of my ragged wadded dressing-gown--exactly as I had imagined the scene not long before in a fit of depression.
Without vouching for the truth of such traditions, it is certain that Mistress Dudley sometimes assembled a few of the stanch, though crestfallen, old Tories, who had lingered in the rebel town during those days of wrath and tribulation.
He returned to Captain Bonneville's camp, somewhat crestfallen, it is true; but parried the officious condolements of his friends by observing that two good horses were very good pay for one bad wife.
Our men crouched about the decks here and there with anxious, crestfallen faces, all turned one way to watch the chaser.
They remained about the camp all night, but at daylight returned, baffled and crestfallen, to their homes, with nothing but smoke for their pains.
For the present," he muttered, in a crestfallen tone.