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depressing

[ dih-pres-ing ]
/ dɪˈprɛs ɪŋ /
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adjective
serving to depress; inducing a state of depression: depressing news.
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Origin of depressing

First recorded in 1780–90; depress + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM depressing

de·press·ing·ly, adverbnon·de·press·ing, adjectivenon·de·press·ing·ly, adverbun·de·press·ing, adjective
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How to use depressing in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for depressing

depressing
/ (dɪˈprɛsɪŋ) /

adjective
causing a feeling of dejection or low spirits

Derived forms of depressing

depressingly, adverb
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