to cast down in spirit; dishearten; depress
Origin of dejectMiddle English dejecten ; from Classical Latin dejectus, past participle of dejicere ; from de-, down + jacere, to throw: see jet
transitive verbde·ject·ed, de·ject·ing, de·jects
To lower the spirits of; dishearten.
Origin of dejectMiddle English dejecten, from Latin dēicere, dēiect-, to cast down : dē-, de- + iacere, to throw; see yē- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present dejects, present participle dejecting, simple past and past participle dejected)
From Old French dejeter, from Latin deicere (“to throw down”).