Dejection

Definition of Dejection

De`jec´tion
n.1.A casting down; depression.
2.The act of humbling or abasing one's self.
Adoration implies submission and dejection.
- Bp. Pearson.
3.Lowness of spirits occasioned by grief or misfortune; mental depression; melancholy.
What besides,
Of sorrow, and dejection, and despair,
Our frailty can sustain, thy tidings bring.
- Milton.
4.A low condition; weakness; inability.
A dejection of appetite.
- Arbuthnot.
5.(Physiol.) The discharge of excrement.

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