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tr.v. de·ject·ed, de·ject·ing, de·jects
To lower the spirits of; dishearten.
[Middle English dejecten, from Latin dēicere, dēiect-, to cast down : dē-, de- + iacere, to throw; see yē- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Psychology) (tr) to have a depressing effect on; dispirit; dishearten
archaic downcast; dejected
[C15: from Latin dēicere to cast down, from de- + iacere to throw]
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1. to depress the spirits of; dispirit: The bad news dejected me.adj.
2. Archaic. dejected; downcast.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin dējectus, past participle of dējicere to throw down]
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Past participle: dejected
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|Verb||1.||deject - lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"|
chill - depress or discourage; "The news of the city's surrender chilled the soldiers"
discourage - deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged
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vt → deprimieren
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