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Princeton's WordNet

  1. depressed, down(p)adjective

    lower than previously

    "the market is depressed"; "prices are down"

  2. depressedadjective

    flattened downward as if pressed from above or flattened along the dorsal and ventral surfaces

  3. gloomy, grim, blue, depressed, dispirited, down(p), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spiritedadjective

    filled with melancholy and despondency

    "gloomy at the thought of what he had to face"; "gloomy predictions"; "a gloomy silence"; "took a grim view of the economy"; "the darkening mood"; "lonely and blue in a strange city"; "depressed by the loss of his job"; "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"; "downcast after his defeat"; "feeling discouraged and downhearted"


  1. depressedadjective

    unhappy, and blaming oneself rather than others; despondent

  2. depressedadjective

    Suffering from clinical depression.

  3. depressedadjective

    Suffering damaging effects of economic recession.


  1. depressed

    Depressed refers to a state of feeling persistent sadness, a lack of interest in activities, and a significant drop in physical and emotional energy, often leading to a variety of physical and emotional problems. This term is also commonly used in the context of medical or clinical depression, a serious mental health disorder. Additionally, it can refer to something that is lower in position, pushed or pressed down or decreased than the surrounding area or level.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Depressed

    of Depress

  2. Depressedadjective

    pressed or forced down; lowed; sunk; dejected; dispirited; sad; humbled

  3. Depressedadjective

    concave on the upper side; -- said of a leaf whose disk is lower than the border

  4. Depressedadjective

    lying flat; -- said of a stem or leaf which lies close to the ground

  5. Depressedadjective

    having the vertical diameter shorter than the horizontal or transverse; -- said of the bodies of animals, or of parts of the bodies


  1. Depressed

    flattened down vertically; opposed to compressed.

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'depressed' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4175

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'depressed' in Adjectives Frequency: #760

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of depressed in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of depressed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of depressed in a Sentence

  1. Shannon Tonroy:

    They are depressed, they are they're not eating. They're crying themselves to sleep.

  2. Kirt Gardner:

    Nevertheless, a sustained period of depressed energy prices could result in increased credit loss expense for this sub-segment of our portfolio.

  3. Mercedes Meléndez:

    Alexis González has told me that Alexis González's depressed. Alexis González has recently been better, but Alexis González used to say Alexis González wanted to die. I was getting very worried because Alexis González said that Alexis González wanted to kill Alexis González.

  4. Elayne Boosler:

    When women are depressed they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country.

  5. Erika Forbes:

    During preschool, children's increasing independence but less-than-optimal self-control can make it especially challenging for mothers( or any caregivers) to set limits, grant autonomy and resolve conflicts, if mothers are depressed, they might find themselves too exhausted or emotionally taxed to engage in the kind of vigorous parenting that preschoolers tend to need.

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