Adjective "Depressed" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of a person) in a state of unhappiness or despondency.
  1. 'I was very depressed when I saw it break on the news.'
  2. 'I couldn't help but mimic the fact Sean was upset, so I was majorly depressed and upset all through the next period.'
  3. 'When you are depressed or upset, if someone tries to share their problems with you, you are unable to listen to them.'
  4. 'And the real reason he was unhappy and unaffectionate was because he was depressed about his job.'
  5. '‘He was clearly depressed at the outcome’ and found talking to the man ‘very unpleasant’.'
  6. 'Because of his stubborn nature, Gary is often depressed and unhappy.'
  7. 'I was really depressed and upset about him winning the election, like a lot of people.'
  8. 'She sounded almost as if she were depressed, or at least just generally unhappy.'
  9. 'Relative left frontal hypoactivation has been documented (by our laboratory and others) in depressed adults.'
  10. 'This model is relevant to psychotherapy with depressed clients.'
  11. 'In addition, depressed individuals are less successful in their efforts to stop smoking and more prone to depression following smoking cessation.'
  12. 'We elaborate on these extensions by also considering, where appropriate, assessment and treatment implications for depressed individuals.'
  13. 'In addition, both the depressed mothers and their infants received significantly lower scores in terms of interaction behaviors.'
  14. 'Think of a day in the future when you will be able to test depressed patients and identify antidepressants to which they would best respond.'
  15. 'A cautionary note is indicated about the generalization of these data to the clinical management of depressed patients.'
  16. 'This type of voice seems to be associated with shy and depressed people, or with people who would prefer to be ignored rather than be heard and noticed.'
  17. 'Doctors attribute the dismal treatment rate to the fact that many depressed people do not recognize their symptoms.'
  18. 'In addition, depressed individuals who are heavy marijuana users may be less responsive to conventional antidepressant drug treatment.'
(of a place or economic activity) suffering the damaging effects of a lack of demand or employment.
  1. 'What could possibly worsen a depressed farm economy?'
  2. 'Numerous examples show that cool art scenes spring up out of economically depressed areas.'
  3. 'Fifteen years ago, this was an economically and environmentally depressed city.'
  4. 'Large areas of Africa were depopulated, economic development was severely depressed and the societies left behind were fragmented and destabilized.'
  5. 'This will mean that the buoyant region maintains full employment whereas the depressed region exhibits a local labour demand shortfall.'
  6. 'Those exposed as young or adult animals displayed depressed activity.'
  7. 'This depressed economic activity hurt employment figures and affected demand for housing, he said.'
  8. 'Indeed, the downside to public spending cutbacks is depressed demand and job losses as well as reduced public services and continued inadequate infrastructure.'
  9. 'Most of them are in economically depressed areas.'
  10. 'Besides this upgrade, the adjacent depressed suburbs also need a long-overdue, rejuvenation shot in the arm.'
(of an object or part of an object) in a lower position, having been pushed down.
  1. 'The lamps screw onto the stands with a sprung depressed lever making them very secure and quick and easy to setup and pack away.'
  2. 'The depressed lever then depresses the valve opening member.'
  3. 'In order to easily retrieve the cases even from deeper luggage compartments all three models have a depressed handle on the bottom side of the hull.'


1. sad and gloomy; dejected; downcast.

2. pressed down, or situated lower than the general surface.

3. lowered in force, amount, etc.

4. undergoing economic hardship, especially poverty and unemployment.

5. being or measured below the standard or norm.

6. Botany, Zoology. flattened down; greater in width than in height.

7. Psychiatry. suffering from depression.

More examples(as adjective)

"moneys can be depressed in markets."

"markets can be depressed in absences."

"stocks can be depressed by downgradingses."

"wages can be depressed from things."

"sulphurs can be depressed with sellers."

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