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 for dejected
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Deject \De*ject"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dejected; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Dejecting.] [L. dejectus, p. p. of dejicere to throw
     down; de- + jacere to throw. See Jet a shooting forth.]
     1. To cast down. [Obs. or Archaic]
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              Christ dejected himself even unto the hells.
        [1913 Webster]
              Sometimes she dejects her eyes in a seeming
              civility; and many mistake in her a cunning for a
              modest look.                          --Fuller.
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     2. To cast down the spirits of; to dispirit; to discourage;
        to dishearten.
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              Nor think, to die dejects my lofty mind. --Pope.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dejected \De*ject"ed\, a.
     Cast down; afflicted; low-spirited; sad; as, a dejected look
     or countenance. -- De*ject"ed*ly, adv. --
     De*ject"ed*ness, n.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: affected or marked by low spirits; "is dejected but
             trying to look cheerful" [ant: elated]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  68 Moby Thesaurus words for "dejected":
     beetle-browed, black, black-browed, blue, bowed-down, cast down,
     crestfallen, dark, dashed, depressed, despairing, despondent,
     desponding, disconsolate, discouraged, disheartened, dispirited,
     dour, down, downcast, downhearted, drooping, droopy, dumpish,
     feeling low, forlorn, frowning, gloomy, glowering, glum, grim,
     grum, heartbroken, heartless, hypochondriac, hypochondriacal,
     in low spirits, in the depths, in the doldrums, in the dumps,
     languishing, low, low-spirited, lowering, melancholy, miserable,
     moodish, moody, mopey, moping, mopish, morose, mumpish,
     pessimistic, pining, sad, scowling, sorrowful, spiritless, subdued,
     suicidal, sulky, sullen, surly, unhappy, weary of life, woebegone,

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