Dejection De*jec"tion, n. [L. dejectio a casting down: cf. F. d['e]jection.] 1. A casting down; depression. [Obs. or Archaic] --Hallywell. [1913 Webster]

2. The act of humbling or abasing one's self. [1913 Webster]

Adoration implies submission and dejection. --Bp. Pearson. [1913 Webster]

3. Lowness of spirits occasioned by grief or misfortune; mental depression; melancholy. [1913 Webster]

What besides, Of sorrow, and dejection, and despair, Our frailty can sustain, thy tidings bring. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

4. A low condition; weakness; inability. [R.] [1913 Webster]

A dejection of appetite. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

5. (Physiol.) (a) The discharge of excrement. (b) F[ae]ces; excrement. --Ray. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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