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[ dih-prest ]


  1. sad and gloomy; dejected; downcast.

    Synonyms: morbid, blue, miserable, despondent, morose

    Antonyms: happy

  2. pressed down, or situated lower than the general surface.
  3. lowered in force, amount, etc.
  4. undergoing economic hardship, especially poverty and unemployment.
  5. being or measured below the standard or norm.
  6. Botany, Zoology. flattened down; greater in width than in height.
  7. Psychiatry. having or experiencing depression.


/ dɪˈprɛst /


  1. low in spirits; downcast; despondent
  2. lower than the surrounding surface
  3. pressed down or flattened
  4. Alsodistressed characterized by relative economic hardship, such as unemployment

    a depressed area

  5. lowered in force, intensity, or amount
  6. (of plant parts) flattened as though pressed from above
  7. zoology flattened from top to bottom

    the depressed bill of the spoonbill

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Other Words From

  • non·de·pressed adjective
  • qua·si-de·pressed adjective
  • sub·de·pressed adjective
  • un·de·pressed adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of depressed1

From a late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; depress, -ed 2

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Example Sentences

The economic recovery will be stunted and thwarted if that doesn’t happen…the economy will be depressed.

From Fortune

I became depressed, sometimes to the point that I would stay in bed for a couple of days in a row.

From Ozy

While peaks in e-commerce revenue have been a welcome sight, it’s a far cry from making up for depressed ad revenues.

From Digiday

That is, HACA was historically overly lenient with its residents and that it was collecting a depressed amount of rent from residents.

By the way, another possibility, Stephen, is that the people who are happier are just different from the people who are depressed, and they’re both growing in number and the middle’s getting carved out.

And, he confided, the situation left him “a little depressed” as well.

The young people in Girls are miserable, peevish, depressed, hate their bodies, themselves, their life, and each other.

Born in Kuwait, Jason languished in college in the States (“It was a cultural thing”) and says he became clinically depressed.

“I was deeply depressed and pulled myself out of it by embracing Day of the Dead,” she says.

But his recent Twitter feed, filled with dozens of angry and depressed rants, showed Fryberg was distressed.

Mlle. Mayer had been for some time in a depressed condition, and her friends had been anxious about her.

This would in any event have depressed prices of cotton, even under ordinary conditions.

Mrs. Armine was fatigued by the journey, and by the long day at Denderah, which had secretly depressed her.

It was a rather depressed stock-hand, name of Flood, who blew cigarette smoke out over the brow of Writing-Stone that evening.

In one instant the mottled-faced gentleman depressed his hand again, and every glass was set down empty.





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