dejected

If you're ejected from an important game, you're going to feel dejected. If you're rejected by the love of your life, you'll feel dejected again.

Dejected goes beyond down––it's having given up hope. "After the theater was burned down by Mrs. Jud, the deranged school secretary, the drama students were too dejected even to sing "Pore Jud is Daid" from Oklahoma, the only song that might have made them feel better."

DEFINITIONS OF: dejected

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adj affected or marked by low spirits

“is dejected but trying to look cheerful”
Synonyms
amort
utterly cast down
chapfallen, chopfallen, crestfallen, deflated
brought low in spirit
blue, depressed, dispirited, down, down in the mouth, downcast, downhearted, gloomy, grim, low, low-spirited
filled with melancholy and despondency
glum
moody and melancholic
lonely, lonesome
marked by dejection from being alone
distressed, dysphoric, unhappy
generalized feeling of distress
unhappy
experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent
Antonyms:
elated
exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits
exultant, exulting, jubilant, prideful, rejoicing, triumphal, triumphant
joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success
exhilarated, gladdened
made joyful
high, in high spirits
happy and excited and energetic
sublime
lifted up or set high
uplifted
exalted emotionally especially with pride
euphoric
exaggerated feeling of well-being or elation
happy
enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure
joyous
full of or characterized by joy
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