crestfallen definition

  • adjective:
    • Dispirited and depressed; dejected.
    • Sad as a result of a current disappointment.
    • Depressed.
    • Having the crest, or top an element of the neck, dangling to 1 side.
    • With hanging head; ergo, dispirited; dejected; cowed.
    • getting the crest, or top area of the throat, hanging to 1 side; -- said of a horse.
    • brought reduced in spirit
  • others:
    • Dejected; bowed; chagrined; dispirited; spiritless.
    • In the manège, getting the upper area of the neck dangling to at least one part: stated of a horse.

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