- 1Causing or resulting in a feeling of miserable dejection: that thought is too depressing for wordsMore example sentences
upsetting, distressing, painful, heartbreaking, heart-rending, dispiriting, disheartening, discouraging, demoralizing; dismal, bleak, black, sombre, gloomy, grave, unhappy, melancholy, sad, saddening; wretched, doleful; daunting, disenchanting, unfavourable• informal morbid, blue• archaic dejecting• rare distressful, lachrymosegloomy, bleak, dreary, grim, drab, sombre, dark, dingy, funereal, miserable, cheerless, joyless, comfortless, uninviting• literary drear
- 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?
- 2Causing a damaging reduction in economic activity: the mortgage rate increase will have a depressing effect on the housing marketMore example sentences
- 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.