de·​press·​ing di-ˈpre-siŋ How to pronounce depressing (audio)
: that depresses
especially : causing emotional depression
a depressing story
depressingly adverb

Examples of depressing in a Sentence

This rainy weather is depressing. He paints a depressing picture of modern life.
Recent Examples on the Web The depressing list of layoffs at game studios continues to grow on a weekly basis, with GTA 6 and BioShock publisher Take-Two laying off hundreds of employees last month and cutting projects. Tom Warren, The Verge, 8 May 2024 Moreover, the share of cash buyers in San Diego is sizable, which limits the depressing effect of elevated interest rates on demand. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for depressing 

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Word History

First Known Use

1629, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of depressing was in 1629

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“Depressing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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