Deject definition

dĭ-jĕkt
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To lower the spirits of; dishearten.
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To cast down in spirit; dishearten; depress.
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Make sad or dispirited.
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Fuller.

Sometimes she dejects her eyes in a seeming civility; and many mistake in her a cunning for a modest look.

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(archaic) Dejected.
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Origin of deject

  • Middle English dejecten from Latin dēicere dēiect- to cast down dē- de- iacere to throw yē- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French dejeter, from Latin deicere (“to throw down”).

    From Wiktionary