Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb deject

1 sense of deject

Sense 1
depress, deject, cast down, get down, dismay, dispirit, demoralize, demoralise -- (lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her")
       => discourage -- (deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged)

Antonyms of adj dejected

1 sense of dejected

Sense 1
dejected (vs. elated) -- (affected or marked by low spirits; "is dejected but trying to look cheerful")

elated (vs. dejected) -- (exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits; "the elated winner"; "felt elated and excited")
        => exultant, exulting, jubilant, prideful, rejoicing, triumphal, triumphant -- (joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success; "rejoicing crowds filled the streets on VJ Day"; "a triumphal success"; "a triumphant shout")
        => gladdened, exhilarated -- (made joyful; "the sun and the wind on his back made him feel exhilarated--happy to be alive")
        => high, in high spirits -- (happy and excited and energetic)
        => sublime -- (lifted up or set high; "their hearts were jocund and sublime"- Milton)
        => uplifted -- (exalted emotionally especially with pride)

Similarity of adj dejected

1 sense of dejected

Sense 1
dejected (vs. elated) -- (affected or marked by low spirits; "is dejected but trying to look cheerful")
       => amort -- (utterly cast down)
       => chapfallen, chopfallen, crestfallen, deflated -- (brought low in spirit; "left us fatigued and deflated spiritually")
       => gloomy, grim, blue, depressed, dispirited, down (predicate), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited -- (filled with melancholy and despondency ; "gloomy at the thought of what he had to face"; "gloomy predictions"; "a gloomy silence"; "took a grim view of the economy"; "the darkening mood"; "lonely and blue in a strange city"; "depressed by the loss of his job"; "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"; "downcast after his defeat"; "feeling discouraged and downhearted")
       => glum -- (moody and melancholic)
       => lonely, lonesome -- (marked by dejection from being alone; "felt sad and lonely"; "the loneliest night of the week"; "lonesome when her husband is away"; "spent a lonesome hour in the bar")
          Also See-> dysphoric#1, distressed#2, unhappy#2; unhappy#1

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