crestfallen
[ krest-faw-luhn ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
late 16th century; English; originally in reference to a mammal or bird having a fallen or drooping crest
Synonyms
  • dejected despondent discouraged dispirited
Antonyms
  • cheerful encouraged happy heartened
Definition
dejected; dispirited; discouraged
Example
A) She left him crestfallen at the train station when she finally announced she did not want to stay. B) The news left her feeling so crestfallen that she did not want to go to school.
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