Definition of depressed
- a depressed cactus
The rainy weather had her feeling lonely and depressed.
He was depressed about having to return to school.
The new drug is being tested on a group of severely depressed patients.
living in a depressed area
The patient has a somewhat depressed appetite.
Prices have remained at a depressed level.
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bad, blue, brokenhearted, cast down, crestfallen, dejected, despondent, disconsolate, doleful, down, downcast, downhearted, droopy, forlorn, gloomy, glum, hangdog, heartbroken, heartsick, heartsore, heavyhearted, inconsolable, joyless, low, low-spirited, melancholic, melancholy, miserable, mournful, sad, saddened, sorrowful, sorry, unhappy, woebegone, woeful, wretched;
black, bleak, cheerless, comfortless, dark, darkening, depressing, desolate, dismal, dreary, elegiac (also elegiacal), funereal, gray (also grey), morbid, morose, saturnine, somber (or sombre), sullen;
: feeling sad
: having a serious medical condition that causes a person to feel very sad, hopeless, and unimportant : suffering from mental depression
: having little economic activity and few jobs : suffering from economic depression
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