depressing

  • 1 depressing — index bleak (not favorable), bleak (severely simple), deplorable, lamentable, lugubrious, ominous, oppressive Burton s Legal Thesaurus …

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  • 2 depressing — [adj] discouraging, upsetting black, bleak, daunting, dejecting, dishearten ing, dismal, dispiriting, distressing, dreary, funereal, gloomy, heartbreaking, hopeless, joyless, melancholic, melancholy, mournful, oppressive, sad, saddening, somber;… …

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  • 3 depressing — adj. 1) depressing to + inf. (it is depressing to read the headlines) 2) depressing that + clause (it s depressing that so many young people use drugs) * * * [dɪ presɪŋ] depressing to + inf. (it is depressing to read the headlines) depressing… …

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  • 4 depressing — de|press|ing [ dı presıŋ ] adjective * something that is depressing makes you feel very unhappy and disappointed: It s depressing to think anyone wants to read this kind of trash. We had a week of dull depressing weather. find something… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 5 depressing */ — UK [dɪˈpresɪŋ] / US adjective something that is depressing makes you feel very unhappy and disappointed It s depressing to think anyone wants to read this kind of rubbish. We had a week of dull depressing weather. find something depressing: I don …

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  • 6 depressing — [[t]dɪpre̱sɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is depressing makes you feel sad and disappointed. Yesterday s unemployment figures were as depressing as those of the previous 22 months... I m rather keen to go on holiday in February because I think …

    English dictionary

  • 7 depressing — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become, get ▪ find sth ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very …

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  • 8 depressing — de|press|ing [dıˈpresıŋ] adj making you feel very sad ▪ It s a depressing thought. ▪ The whole experience was very depressing. >depressingly adv ▪ depressingly poor results …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 depressing — adjective making you feel very sad: I found the whole experience very depressing. | It s a depressing thought. depressingly adverb: a depressingly familiar story …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 depressing — adjective 1) depressing thoughts Syn: upsetting, distressing, painful, heartbreaking; dismal, bleak, black, somber, gloomy, grave, unhappy, melancholy, sad; wretched, doleful; informal morbid, blue 2) …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 11 Depressing — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 depressing — adjective Date: 1629 that depresses; especially causing emotional depression < a depressing story > • depressingly adverb …

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  • 13 depressing — depressingly, adv. /di pres ing/, adj. serving to depress; inducing a state of depression: depressing news. [1780 90; DEPRESS + ING2] * * * …

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  • 14 depressing — adjective Causing depression or sadness. The television news was depressing, so rather than start crying I turned it off …

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  • 15 depressing — adjective 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: ↑cheerless, ↑uncheerful • …

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  • 16 depressing — Synonyms and related words: affecting, afflictive, bitter, black, bleak, cheerless, comfortless, deplorable, depressant, depressive, discomforting, discouraging, disheartening, dismal, dismaying, dispiriting, distressful, distressing, dolorific,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 depressing — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. discouraging, disheartening, saddening; see dismal 1 , sad 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. disheartening, discouraging, sad, dispiriting, hopeless, dismal, black, gloomy, cheerless, dreary, bleak, disappointing.… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 depressing — de·press·ing || dɪ presɪŋ adj. saddening, causing depression de·press || dɪ pres v. make sad, discourage; press down on …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 depressing — adjective causing a feeling of miserable dejection. Derivatives depressingly adverb …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 depressing — adj dejecting, discouraging, daunting, damping, disappointing, disheartening, dispiriting, depressive, depressant; saddening, cheerless, sad, melancholy, blue, heartbreaking; sorrowful, woeful, mournful, lachrymose, dolorous; distressing, painful …

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