depressed

depressed
adjective
1. lower than previously (Freq. 1)
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the market is depressed

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prices are down

Syn: ↑down
Similar to: ↑low
2. flattened downward as if pressed from above or flattened along the dorsal and ventral surfaces
Similar to: ↑thin
Topics: ↑biology, ↑biological science
3. filled with melancholy and despondency
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gloomy at the thought of what he had to face

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gloomy predictions

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a gloomy silence

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took a grim view of the economy

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the darkening mood

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lonely and blue in a strange city

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depressed by the loss of his job

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a dispirited and resigned expression on her face

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downcast after his defeat

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feeling discouraged and downhearted

Syn:
Similar to: ↑dejected
Derivationally related forms: ↑lowness (for: ↑low), ↑downheartedness (for: ↑downhearted), ↑dispiritedness (for: ↑dispirited), ↑gloominess (for: ↑gloomy), ↑low-spiritedness (for: ↑low-spirited)

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