crestfallen crestfallen  /ˈkrɛst ˌfɔ lən/


  • (adj) brought low in spirit



  1. At a packed news conference in the Pakistani capital, Sharif sounded crestfallen at Zardari's decision to backtrack on their agreement, which they had signed in early August.
  2. When I first saw it on the air, I was just crestfallen.
  3. The Bush Iraq policy lay shattered in tiny pieces; the President seemed crestfallen in his public appearances.


  • Marcos Breton: A's edge Yankees in 18 innings to complete sweep

    When Nate Frei- man's soft, seeing-eye single dropped into left field, ending an 18-inning marathon in favor of the amazing A's on Thursday, Mariano Rivera's shoulders slumped, and his inner warrior was momentarily crestfallen. It was as if Rivera couldn't believe the A's had just beaten him and his Yankees – and then he could.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Sacramento Bee


  1. "It was an incredible evening," said Pearce. "From my point of view I told the players it was probably the proudest moment of achievement I've had in football. They are crestfallen. They gave their lot emotionally and physically. They've...
    on Jun 20, 2007 By: Stuart Pearce Source:

  2. "I would like to have Pedro de la Rosa, but he's Spanish and the Spanish sponsors are crestfallen," Campos said. "There are other options from Russia and Venezuela, but it all depends on the sponsor."
    on Nov 11, 2009 By: Campos Grand Prix Source:

  3. Woodward writes, "Chairman Pace had an unusual sullen look on his face, almost crestfallen, as if to say, 'How could I not have realized this.'"
    on Sep 12, 2008 By: Bob Woodward Source: National Review Online

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