Today’s English word of the day is: dejected. Keep reading to learn the meaning of ‘dejected’, hear the pronunciation, and read two examples of the vocabulary in use. With each English word of the day, I only focus on one definition. To see every meaning of the word, check out its entry in the Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries or in the Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary.
dejected: unhappy and disappointed
American English Pronunciation: /dɪˈdʒɛktəd/
🙂: How do your kids like preschool?
😊: They love it. Tommy gets a dejected look on his face when I drop him off, but his teachers say he starts playing and laughing within a few minutes.
😘: Stop looking so dejected! Most people would kill to get into Georgetown, and you’re pouting because you didn’t get into Oxford.
😔: Oh, I know it’s not the end of the world, but I really did have my heart set on Oxford. I’ve dreamed of going there since I was little.
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And just for fun… Allow me to introduce you to Bentley, the most dejected-looking little bulldog puppy ever!
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Definition source: Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries.
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