Definition of dejection noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//dɪˈdʒekʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈdʒekʃn//
[uncountable] Unhappiness
jump to other results
a feeling of unhappiness and disappointment She sat in the corner in utter dejection. See related entries: Unhappiness Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin dejectio(n-), from deicere ‘throw down’, from de- ‘down’ + jacere ‘to throw’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dejection