Synonyms of depressing


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"


1. depressing (vs. cheerful), cheerless, uncheerful, blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, dreary, somber, sombre, melancholy, joyless, unhappy

usage: 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"

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Definition and meaning of depressing (Dictionary)