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dejection

 [de-jek´shun]
a mental state marked by sadness; the lowered mood characteristic of depression.

de·jec·tion

(dĕ-jek'shŭn),
1. Synonym(s): depression (4)
2. The discharge of excrementitious matter.
3. The matter so discharged. Synonym(s): dejecta
[L. dejectio, fr. de- jicio, pp. -jectus, to cast down]

dejection

/de·jec·tion/ (de-jek´shun) a mental state marked by sadness; the lowered mood characteristic of depression.

de·pres·sion

(dĕ-presh'ŭn) [TA]
1. Reduction of the level of functioning.
2. A hollow or sunken area.
3. Displacement of a part downward or inward.
4. A temporary mental state or chronic mental disorder characterized by feelings of sadness, loneliness, despair, low self-esteem, and self-reproach; accompanying signs include psychomotor retardation or less frequently agitation, withdrawal from social contact, and vegetative states such as loss of appetite and insomnia.
Synonym(s): dejection.

de·jec·tion

(dĕ-jek'shŭn)
1. The discharge of excrementitious matter.
2. The matter so discharged.
[L. dejectio, fr. de-jicio, pp. -jectus, to cast down]
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cried he, and, in spite of his dejection, he laughed at the idea.
When Zarathustra had spoken thus unto the hunchback, and unto those of whom the hunchback was the mouthpiece and advocate, then did he turn to his disciples in profound dejection, and said:
It was Levin's face, with his scowling brows, and his kind eyes looking out in dark dejection below them, as he stood listening to her father, and glancing at her and at Vronsky.
But I have one want which I have never yet been able to satisfy, and the absence of the object of which I now feel as a most severe evil, I have no friend, Margaret: when I am glowing with the enthusiasm of success, there will be none to participate my joy; if I am assailed by disappointment, no one will endeavour to sustain me in dejection.
Bert assumed an expression and attitude of mournful dejection.
His whole appearance was one of absolute dejection.
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Reds' ' Steven Gerrard and team-mates can't hide their dejection at the final whistle yesterday
The sources said that some die-hard workers of the PPP and PML-N openly campaigned for the PTI candidate in the Mirpur by-elections after feeling dejection from their respective leadership.
2 Clyde boss Barry Ferguson says the look of dejection in his players' eyes is a positive he can take from this game, despite losing to a goal in each half, scored by Shaun Rooney and Shaun Fraser.
We were dominant in the scrum against England but one man has been singled out and everyone could see the dejection on Gethin's face.
17 ( ANI ): Twitter is expected o go public as early as November this year, thereby avoiding the post-holiday dejection.