deject

  • 1 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… …

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  • 2 Deject — De*ject , a. [L. dejectus, p. p.] Dejected. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] || …

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  • 3 deject — index depress, discourage Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 deject — early 15c., to throw or cast down, from O.Fr. dejeter (12c.), from L. deiectus a throwing down, felling, fall, pp. of deicere to cast down, destroy; drive out; kill, slay, defeat, from de down + icere, comb. form of iacere to throw (see JET (Cf.… …

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  • 5 deject — vb *discourage, dishearten, dispirit Analogous words: *depress, weigh, oppress: distress, *trouble Antonyms: exhilarate: cheer …

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  • 6 deject — [dē jekt′, dijekt′] vt. [ME dejecten < L dejectus, pp. of dejicere < de , down + jacere, to throw: see JET1] to cast down in spirit; dishearten; depress adj. Archaic dejected …

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  • 7 deject — verb [usu. as adjective dejected] make sad or dispirited. Derivatives dejectedly adverb dejection noun Origin ME: from L. deject , deicere throw down , from de down + jacere to throw …

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  • 8 deject — I. adjective Date: 15th century archaic dejected II. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, to throw down, from Latin dejectus, past participle of deicere, from de + jacere to throw more at jet Date: 1581 to make gloomy …

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  • 9 deject — /di jekt /, v.t. 1. to depress the spirits of; dispirit; dishearten: Such news dejects me. adj. 2. Archaic. dejected; downcast. [1375 1425; late ME dejecten (v.) < L dejectus (ptp. of dejicere to throw down), equiv. to de DE + jec , comb. form of …

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  • 10 deject — verb Make sad or dispirited. I pitied poor Miss Reads unfortunate situation. She was generally dejected, seldom cheerful, and avoided company Benjamin Franklin …

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  • 11 deject — Synonyms and related words: beat down, cast down, chill, damp, dampen, dampen the spirits, darken, dash, demoralize, depress, discourage, dishearten, disparage, dispirit, knock down, lower, lower the spirits, oppress, press down, sadden, sink,… …

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  • 12 deject — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To make sad or gloomy: depress, dispirit, oppress, sadden, weigh down. See HAPPY …

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  • 13 deject — v. depress, dishearten, discourage, sadden …

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  • 14 deject — v. a. Dishearten, dispirit, discourage, depress, sadden, make despondent, make sad …

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  • 15 deject — v dispirit, dishearten, daunt, take the heart out of, Inf. take the starch out of, Sl. bring down, Dial. take the tuck out of; discourage, dampen, put a damper on one s spirits, Inf. put a wet blanket on, Inf. throw cold water on; sadden, dismay …

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  • 16 deject — de·ject …

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  • 17 deject — de•ject [[t]dɪˈdʒɛkt[/t]] v. t. 1) to depress the spirits of; dispirit: The bad news dejected me[/ex] 2) archaic dejected; downcast • Etymology: 1375–1425; late ME < L dējectus, ptp. of dējicere to throw down …

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  • 18 deject — /dəˈdʒɛkt/ (say duh jekt) verb (t) to depress the spirits of; dispirit; dishearten. {Latin dējectus, past participle, thrown down} …

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  • 19 deject — v.tr. (usu. as dejected adj.) make sad or dispirited; depress. Derivatives: dejectedly adv. Etymology: ME f. L dejicere (DE , jacere throw) …

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  • 20 Dejected — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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