Definition of depressed in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɪˈprɛst/


1(Of a person) in a state of unhappiness or despondency: she felt lonely and depressed
More example sentences
  • I mean, to say they were depressed or despondent is too light.
  • He was depressed, despondent, and in total despair.
  • Among the most unhappy and depressed people in the region are the supporters of the official opposition in the province.
sad, saddened, unhappy, gloomy, glum, melancholy, miserable, sorrowful, dejected, disconsolate, downhearted, downcast, cast down, down, crestfallen, woebegone, despondent, dispirited, low, low in spirits, low-spirited, heavy-hearted, morose, dismal, desolate, weighed down, oppressed;
tearful, upset, broken-hearted;
disheartened, discouraged, daunted, pessimistic
informal blue, down in the dumps, down in the mouth, fed up, moody
literary dolorous, heartsick, heartsore
archaic chap-fallen
1.1(Of a person) suffering from clinical depression.
Example sentences
  • A cautionary note is indicated about the generalization of these data to the clinical management of depressed patients.
  • Several applications of this self - schema model to a clinical context with depressed individuals are then highlighted.
  • The study found the antidepressant effect of BT to be robust among psychotic depressed and elderly depressed patients.
2(Of a place or economic activity) suffering the damaging effects of a lack of demand or employment: depressed inner-city areas
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  • This will mean that the buoyant region maintains full employment whereas the depressed region exhibits a local labour demand shortfall.
  • This depressed economic activity hurt employment figures and affected demand for housing, he said.
  • He attributes deflation to an increase in money demand caused by expectations of further deflation and perhaps depressed economic activity.
weak, weakened, enervated, debilitated, devitalized, impaired;
inactive, flat, quiet, slow, slow-moving, slack, sluggish, static, stagnant, dull
poverty-stricken, poor, destitute, disadvantaged, deprived, needy, distressed;
down at heel, run down, seedy, shabby
informal slummy
3(Of an object or part of an object) in a lower position, having been pushed down: a depressed fracture of the skull
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  • When the lever is depressed against the handlebars by the pressure of the three fingers, the forefinger is not engaged by the depressed lever, and thus control of the vehicle is improved.
  • The depressed lever then depresses the valve opening member.
  • The lamps screw onto the stands with a sprung depressed lever making them very secure and quick and easy to setup and pack away.
sunken, hollow, concave, indented, dented, pushed in, caved in, recessed, set back
rare incurved, incurvate

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