Definitions for: Dejection

[n] a state of melancholy depression
[n] solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels

Webster (1913) Definition: De*jec"tion, n. [L. dejectio a casting down: cf. F.
1. A casting down; depression. [Obs. or Archaic] --Hallywell.

2. The act of humbling or abasing one's self.

Adoration implies submission and dejection. --Bp.

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.

4. A low condition; weakness; inability. [R.]

A dejection of appetite. --Arbuthnot.

5. (Physiol.)
(a) The discharge of excrement.
(b) F[ae]ces; excrement. --Ray.

Synonyms: BM, faecal matter, faeces, fecal matter, feces, ordure, stool

See Also: body waste, crap, depression, dirt, dog do, dog shit, dog turd, doggy do, droppings, dung, excrement, excreta, excretion, excretory product, meconium, melaena, melena, muck, poop, shit, shite, turd

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