Definition of depressing in English:

depressing

Syllabification: de·press·ing
Pronunciation: /diˈpresiNG
 
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adjective

  • 1Causing or resulting in a feeling of miserable dejection: that thought is too depressing for words
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    • For today was equally as depressing and miserable as the last ten months.
    • Walking around the town centre last Saturday was a miserable, depressing experience.
    • Why couldn't he leave me to my miserable depressing, but completely productive thoughts?
    Synonyms
    upsetting, distressing, painful, heartbreaking; dismal, bleak, black, somber, gloomy, grave, unhappy, melancholy, sad; wretched, doleful
    informal morbid, blue
    gloomy, bleak, dreary, grim, drab, somber, dark, dingy, funereal, cheerless, joyless, comfortless, uninviting
  • 1.1Causing 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.

Derivatives

depressingly

adverb
More example sentences
  • 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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