Definition of depressing in English:


Line breaks: de¦press|ing
Pronunciation: /dɪˈprɛsɪŋ


  • 2Causing a damaging reduction in economic activity: the mortgage rate increase will have a depressing effect on the housing market
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    • By doing this they will set in motion a depressing effect on economic activity some time in the future - more than likely in 12 months or so time.
    • This is despite the fact that no account has been taken of the potentially depressing impact on economic activity and revenue buoyancy of their tax raising proposals.
    • Higher interest rates, and the threat of further rises, have had a depressing effect on the market.



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  • However, there is a downside to this, with the number of people putting money aside for pension schemes depressingly low.
  • They are images that have become depressingly familiar.
  • A pointless year is also a depressingly real possibility.

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