Examples of depressing in a Sentence
This rainy weather is depressing.
He paints a depressing picture of modern life.
Recent Examples of depressing from the Web
Now comes the depressing part: Only 8 percent of people are successful with their New Year’s Resolution.
In the extremely depressing journal Child Abuse and Neglect, researcher Julie Ma and colleagues found that spanking was associated with later aggressive behavior.
Whatever happens against Texas, though, the program has made a momentous turn — particularly considering the depressing weight of the last few years.
The thought of being barely alive, drooling, and wheeled around in a chair, with the one remaining instinctual impulse in your rotted brain being that ass, is just the most depressing thing to me.
Pistons: Stan Van Gundy has stocked up on enough serviceable veterans that a return to form for Reggie Jackson should be enough to make Detroit the East’s most depressing and least threatening playoff team.
But soon, a more depressing thought overcame me: Why haven’t any of my teachers ever mentioned Du Châtelet?
The Virginia loss was bad and unexpected and depressing.
Budgets for athletic development programs have already been slashed; the idea of the 2016 as a powerful launchpad is too depressing to be funny.
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First Known Use of depressing
Synonymsblack, bleak, cheerless, chill, Cimmerian, cloudy, cold, comfortless, dark, darkening, gloomy, depressive, desolate, dire, disconsolate, dismal, drear, dreary, dreich [chiefly Scottish], elegiac (also elegiacal), forlorn, funereal, glum, godforsaken, gray (also grey), lonely, lonesome, lugubrious, miserable, morbid, morose, murky, plutonian, saturnine, sepulchral, solemn, somber (or sombre), sullen, sunless, tenebrific, tenebrous, wretched
Antonymsbright, cheerful, cheering, cheery, comforting, cordial, festive, friendly, gay, heartwarming, sunshiny
Related Wordsblue, dejected, depressed, despondent, disconsolate, down, droopy, hangdog, inconsolable, low, melancholic, melancholy, mirthless, sad, unhappy, woebegone, woeful; dim, discomfiting, discouraging, disheartening, dismaying, dispiriting, distressful, distressing, upsetting; desperate, hopeless, pessimistic; lamentable, mournful, plaintive, sorrowful; colorless, drab, dull; dour, grim, lowering (also louring), lowery (also loury), menacing, negative, oppressive, threatening
Near Antonymsblithe, blithesome, buoyant, gay, jocund, jolly, joyful, joyous, merry, mirthful; encouraging, hopeful, optimistic; lighthearted, lightsome
DEPRESSING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of depressing for English Language Learners
: causing someone to feel sad or without hope : causing depression
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