Definitions for dejectdɪˈdʒɛkt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to depress the spirits of; dispirit:
The bad news dejected me.
(adj.)Archaic. dejected; downcast.
Origin of deject:
1375–1425; late ME < L dējectus, ptp. of dējicere to throw down
depress, deject, cast down, get down, dismay, dispirit, demoralize, demoralise(verb)
lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
"These news depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"
Make sad or dispirited.
"I pitied poor Miss Read's unfortunate situation. She was generally dejected, seldom cheerful, and avoided company" -Benjamin Franklin
to cast down
to cast down the spirits of; to dispirit; to discourage; to dishearten