deject

deject

[dih-jekt]
verb (used with object)
1.
to depress the spirits of; dispirit; dishearten: Such news dejects me.
adjective
2.
Archaic. dejected; downcast.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English dejecten (v.) < Latin dējectus (past participle of dējicere to throw down), equivalent to dē- de- + -jec-, combining form of jacere to throw + -tus past participle suffix

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deject (dɪˈdʒɛkt)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to have a depressing effect on; dispirit; dishearten
 
adj
2.  archaic downcast; dejected
 
[C15: from Latin dēicere to cast down, from de- + iacere to throw]

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deject
early 15c., from L. dejectus, pp. of deicere "to cast down," from de- "down" + -icere, comb. form of jacere "to throw." Originally literal; the sense of "depress in spirit" is mid-15c. Related: Dejectedly (1610s).
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