Dejecting
Deject De*ject", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dejected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dejecting}.] [L. dejectus, p. p. of dejicere to throw down; de- + jacere to throw. See {Jet} a shooting forth.] 1. To cast down. [Obs. or Archaic] [1913 Webster]

Christ dejected himself even unto the hells. --Udall. [1913 Webster]

Sometimes she dejects her eyes in a seeming civility; and many mistake in her a cunning for a modest look. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

2. To cast down the spirits of; to dispirit; to discourage; to dishearten. [1913 Webster]

Nor think, to die dejects my lofty mind. --Pope. [1913 Webster]


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  • Deject — De*ject , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dejected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dejecting}.] [L. dejectus, p. p. of dejicere to throw down; de + jacere to throw. See {Jet} a shooting forth.] 1. To cast down. [Obs. or Archaic] [1913 Webster] Christ dejected himself… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • cheerless — *dismal, dreary, dispiriting, bleak, desolate Analogous words: discouraging, disheartening, dejecting (see DIS COURAGE) Antonyms: cheerful …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • dispiriting — *dismal, dreary, cheerless, bleak, desolate Analogous words: disheartening, discouraging, dejecting (see DIS COURAGE): depressing, oppressing or oppressive (see corresponding verbs at DEPRESS) Antonyms: inspiriting Contrasted words: heartening,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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