Definition for depressing (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Origin of depress
Examples from the Web for depressing
I remember that after the movie, people were saying how depressing it was, and I started an argument with them.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Judy, as depressing as she sounds in this song, just wants your holiday season to be happy.The Most Confusing Christmas Music Lyrics Explained (VIDEO)|Kevin Fallon|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Depressing is really what Cuba has become—repression, bureaucracy, and crippling poverty.
Though it may have been a depressing environment, the gritty streets of Washington gave Gil plenty of inspiration for his lyrics.‘The Prince of Chocolate City’: When Gil Scott-Heron Became A Music Icon|Marcus Baram|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All of it feels like a twisted dream—a potential distraction from the depressing post-Manson environment of SoCal.There Will Be Spliffs: ‘Inherent Vice’ Is a Bizarro Stoner Noir|Alex Suskind|October 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The music, the lights, the haze of smoke and the scent of food were depressing.Sally Bishop|E. Temple Thurston
With its rarely fine atmosphere, so tonic and bracing, so free from the depressing fog of the North, it is a great sanitarium.
There are some gray Sunday afternoons of a depressing effect on the spirit which requires no positive or palpable reason.Roman Holidays and Others|W. D. Howells
Anything more drear and depressing than the brooding gloom of the haunted wood could hardly be imagined.Haviland's Chum|Bertram Mitford
On depressing the lower lip the free outer edges of these plates come into view.On the Genesis of Species|St. George Mivart
British Dictionary definitions for depressing (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for depressing (2 of 2)
Word Origin for depress
Word Origin and History for depressing
early 14c., "put down by force," from Old French depresser, from Late Latin depressare, frequentative of Latin deprimere "press down," from de- "down" (see de-) + premere "to press" (see press (v.1)).
Meaning "push down physically" is from early 15c.; that of "deject, make gloomy" is from 1620s; economic sense of "lower in value" is from 1878. Related: Depressed; depressing.