- 1. depress, deject, cast down, get down, dismay, dispirit, demoralize, demoralise, discourage
- usage: lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"
- 2. depress, lower, take down, let down, get down, bring down
- usage: lower (prices or markets); "The glut of oil depressed gas prices"
- 3. lower, depress, change, alter, modify
- usage: cause to drop or sink; "The lack of rain had depressed the water level in the reservoir"
- 4. press down, depress, move, displace
- usage: press down; "Depress the space key"
- 5. depress, weaken
- usage: lessen the activity or force of; "The rising inflation depressed the economy"
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- 1. depressed, down(predicate), low (vs. high)
- usage: lower than previously; "the market is depressed"; "prices are down"
- 2. depressed, thin (vs. thick)
- usage: flattened downward as if pressed from above or flattened along the dorsal and ventral surfaces
- 3. gloomy, grim, blue, depressed, dispirited, down(predicate), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited, dejected (vs. elated)
- usage: 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"
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