[ 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
  • dejected despondent discouraged dispirited
  • cheerful encouraged happy heartened
dejected; dispirited; discouraged
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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