Definition of Crestfallen

1. Adjective. Brought low in spirit. "Left us fatigued and deflated spiritually"

Exact synonyms: Chapfallen, Chopfallen, Deflated
Similar to: Dejected

Definition of Crestfallen

1. a. With hanging head; hence, dispirited; dejected; cowed.

Definition of Crestfallen

1. Adjective. Sad because of a recent disappointment. ¹

2. Adjective. Depressed. ¹

3. Adjective. (obsolete of a horse) Having the crest, or upper part of the neck, hanging to one side. ¹

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Definition of Crestfallen

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Crestfallen

crested cariama
crested coral root
crested lark
crested larks
crested myna
crested penguin
crested penguins
crested screamer
crested screamers
crested swift
crested tit
crestfallen (current term)
crestless wave
crests of nail bed
cresyl blue

Literary usage of Crestfallen

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. My Sixty Years on the Plains, Trapping, Trading, and Indian Fighting by William Thomas Hamilton (1905)
"crestfallen Trappers. Blackfoot Victims. Pur Company Traders. Hot Springs. Our Company Breaks up. Expedition to the Big Horn Mountains. ..."

2. Posthumous Memoirs of Karoline Bauer: From the German by Karoline Bauer (1884)
"... about more humble-mouthed and crestfallen ; awaiting, full of fear and trembling, the first news about the first appearance of the beloved Henriette. ..."

3. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule, George Holmes Howison (1891)
"... cast down, disheartened, downhearted, desponding, despondent, blue, crestfallen, low-spirited, in low spirits. Chaplet, я. Garland, wreath, coronal. ..."

4. Reindeer, Dogs, and Snow-shoes: A Journal of Siberian Travel and by Richard James Bush (1871)
"Manner of harnessing and guiding Dogs.—The Ostle.—A crestfallen Animal—Loading Sleds.—The Start, and Jump-off Place.—Contrast.—Dog Character. ..."

5. A Search for Fortune: The Autobiography of a Younger Son, a Narrative of by Hamilton Lindsay-Bucknall (1878)
"The launch of the police boat—Smugglers— " Hovo to "—Arrival of the sergeant—The telegram—Two hundred ounces of gold—A crestfallen sergeant—J. ..."

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