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Wordnet 3.0


1. causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy;
- Example: "the economic outlook is depressing"
- Example: "something cheerless about the room"
- Example: "a moody and uncheerful person"
- Example: "an uncheerful place"
[syn: depressing, cheerless, uncheerful]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Depress \De*press"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Depressed; p. pr. & vb. n. Depressing.] [L. depressus, p. p. of deprimere; de- + premere to press. See Press.] 1. To press down; to cause to sink; to let fall; to lower; as, to depress the muzzle of a gun; to depress the eyes. "With lips depressed." --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. To bring down or humble; to abase, as pride. [1913 Webster] 3. To cast a gloom upon; to sadden; as, his spirits were depressed. [1913 Webster] 4. To lessen the activity of; to make dull; embarrass, as trade, commerce, etc. [1913 Webster] 5. To lessen in price; to cause to decline in value; to cheapen; to depreciate. [1913 Webster] 6. (Math.) To reduce (an equation) in a lower degree. [1913 Webster] To depress the pole (Naut.), to cause the sidereal pole to appear lower or nearer the horizon, as by sailing toward the equator. Syn: To sink; lower; abase; cast down; deject; humble; degrade; dispirit; discourage. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

depressing adj 1: causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy; "the economic outlook is depressing"; "something cheerless about the room"; "a moody and uncheerful person"; "an uncheerful place" [syn: depressing, cheerless, uncheerful] [ant: cheerful]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

51 Moby Thesaurus words for "depressing": affecting, afflictive, bitter, black, bleak, cheerless, comfortless, deplorable, depressant, depressive, discomforting, discouraging, disheartening, dismal, dismaying, dispiriting, distressful, distressing, dolorific, dolorogenic, dolorous, down, dreary, funereal, grievous, joyless, lamentable, melancholic, melancholy, mournful, moving, oppressive, painful, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, poignant, regrettable, rueful, sad, saddening, sharp, somber, sore, sorrowful, touching, triste, uncomfortable, woebegone, woeful, wretched