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Synonyms of depression in English:


  • 1 she ate to ease her depression
    the slough of despond;
    informal the dumps, the doldrums, the blues, one's black dog, a low
    North American informal the blahs, a funk, a blue funk
    informal, dated the mopes
    technical clinical depression, endogenous depression, reactive depression, postnatal depression, dysthymia, melancholia
    literary dolour
    archaic the megrims
    [Antonyms] cheerfulness
  • 2 the country was in the grip of an economic depression
    recession, slump, decline, downturn, slowdown, standstill;
    paralysis, inactivity, stagnation, credit crunch, credit squeeze;
    hard times, bad times
    technical stagflation
    [Antonyms] boom
  • 3 the car slid into a depression in the ground
    valley, basin, bowl;
    Anatomy  fossa, lacuna
    [Antonyms] protuberance
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