WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
- depressed in spirits; disheartened;
low-spirited:He was dejected when she turned down his proposal.
de•jec•tion /dɪˈdʒɛkʃən/USA pronunciation n. [uncountable]feelings of dejection.
- depressed in spirits;
low-spirited:The dejected expression on the face of the loser spoiled my victory.
- deject + -ed2 1575–85
- discouraged, despondent, dispirited, downhearted, unhappy, miserable.