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
  1. adjective
    affected or marked by low spirits
    “is dejected but trying to look cheerful”
    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
    moody and melancholic
    lonely, lonesome
    marked by dejection from being alone
    distressed, dysphoric, unhappy
    generalized feeling of distress
    experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent
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    elated, giddy
    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
    lifted up or set high
    exalted emotionally especially with pride
    characterized by an exaggerated feeling of well-being or elation
    enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure
    full of or characterized by joy
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