depressing

adjective de·press·ing

Definition of depressing

  1. :  that depresses; especially :  causing emotional depression a depressing story

depressingly

play \-siŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of depressing in a Sentence

  1. This rainy weather is depressing.

  2. He paints a depressing picture of modern life.

Recent Examples of depressing from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'depressing.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of depressing

1629


DEPRESSING Defined for English Language Learners

depressing

adjective

Definition of depressing for English Language Learners

  • : causing someone to feel sad or without hope : causing depression



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up depressing? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

lethargy or dullness

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time-traveler-quiz-which-word-came-first
  • Which came first?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!