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Is there a word that describes when you have a great idea, revolutionary even, and then you find out it has already been done? Or maybe, that feeling - not futility, not Sisyphean - but that wry release of pent up motivation to act, upon finding out, there's nothing left to do.

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    You mean like "Aw, shit!"? – Hot Licks Mar 31 '16 at 1:45
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    Would deflation work? – Sven Yargs Mar 31 '16 at 1:53
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Deflated:

feeling less ​confident and ​positive than before; to reduce in size, importance, or effectiveness (Cambridge dictionary/MW)

An example of its usage:

But on that August afternoon when we finally landed at Narita and took our bearings, we felt deflated. The place looked depressingly ordinary. - NYT

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