Definition of depression
- anger, anxiety, and depression
- bouts of depression
- suffering from clinical depression
- a depression in trade
- a depression of the tab key
- heading towards a depression
- periods of economic depression
- a tropical depression
She has been undergoing treatment for severe depression.
Many people suffer from clinical depression for years before being diagnosed.
After several years of an economic boom, it looks as though we may be heading toward a depression.
The photographs show depressions in the moon's surface.
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blues, dejection, desolation, despond, despondence, despondency, disconsolateness, dispiritedness, doldrums, dolefulness, downheartedness, dreariness, dumps, forlornness, gloom, gloominess, glumness, heartsickness, joylessness, melancholy, miserableness, mopes, mournfulness, oppression, sadness, sorrowfulness, unhappiness;
A depression is a sustained downturn in economic activity characterized by high unemployment, decreased output and reduced levels of trade.
Low levels of consumer confidence during times of depression generally result in a severe drop in consumer demand and spending. This leads companies to cut costs by reducing their workforces, resulting in high unemployment and even lower consumer confidence and spending. Prices and wages spiral downward, causing more turmoil.
The Great Depression of the 1930s is the best example of the far-reaching economic and social impact a depression can have.
A depression can have devastating social and economic effects. It is generally accepted that dramatic government intervention is required in order to move an economy from depression to recovery.
: a state of feeling sad
: a serious medical condition in which a person feels very sad, hopeless, and unimportant and often is unable to live in a normal way
: a period of time in which there is little economic activity and many people do not have jobs
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without deliberation, pause, or delay
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