Origin of depression
Synonyms for depression
Related Words for depressiondistress, dreariness, dole, mortification, trouble, worry, unhappiness, desperation, bummer, dullness, desolation, melancholy, dejection, sorrow, despondency, hopelessness, qualm, discouragement, gloom, abasement
Examples from the Web for depression
Contemporary Examples of depression
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Adrift in senility and depression, Hitchcock is dismantling his life, putting it away.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
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He did suffer from ‘Black Dog’ [depression] as he called it and having something to concentrate on was therapeutic for him.Churchill’s Secret Treasures for Sale: A British PM’s Life on the Auction Block
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Yet, in pursuit of that ‘great revival of art,’ his anxiety, depression, and overall health began to deteriorate.Decoding Vincent Van Gogh’s Tempestuous, Fragile Mind
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Practicing yoga, studies show, can alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety.9 Ways to Cope With Seasonal Affective Disorder
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Historical Examples of depression
"There's not much variety," he answered, with a convincing droop of depression.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
The depression in business also had its effect upon the country.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
In my lifetime—in depression and in war—they have awaited our defeat.
But, what with the heat and with heaviness of spirit, he did not notice her depression until he rose.
The hope of motherhood alternated with black fits of depression.
late 14c. as a term in astronomy, from Old French depression (14c.) or directly from Latin depressionem (nominative depressio), noun of action from past participle stem of deprimere "to press down, depress" (see depress).
Attested from 1650s in the literal sense; meaning "dejection, depression of spirits" is from early 15c. (as a clinical term in psychology, from 1905); meteorological sense is from 1881 (in reference to barometric pressure); meaning "a lowering or reduction in economic activity" was in use by 1826; given a specific application (with capital D-) by 1934 to the one that began worldwide in 1929. For "melancholy, depression" an Old English word was grevoushede.
A period of drastic decline in the national economy, characterized by decreasing business activity, falling prices, and unemployment. The best known of such periods is the Great Depression, which occurred in the 1930s.