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crestfallen

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Etymology

  • crest + fallen, from the appearance of the crest of a cock when it is defeated in a cock fight

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
crestfallen

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  1. Sad because of a recent disappointment.
  2. Depressed.

Quotations

1876 1887 1897 1908 1946
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