What is the meaning of depressed?


  • Lower someone's spirits; make downhearted.
    • usage: "These news depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"
  • Lower (prices or markets. )
    • usage: "The glut of oil depressed gas prices"
  • Cause to drop or sink.
    • usage: "The lack of rain had depressed the water level in the reservoir"
  • Press down.
    • usage: "Depress the space key"
  • Lessen the activity or force of.
    • usage: "The rising inflation depressed the economy"


  • Lower than previously.
    • usage: "the market is depressed"; "prices are down"
  • Flattened downward as if pressed from above or flattened along the dorsal and ventral surfaces.
  • Filled with melancholy and despondency .
    • usage: "gloomy at the thought of what he had to face"; "gloomy predictions"; "a gloomy silence"; "took a grim view of the economy"; "the darkening mood"; "lonely and blue in a strange city"; "depressed by the loss of his job"; "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"; "downcast after his defeat"; "feeling discouraged and downhearted"
|8 years ago|791 views|share |citing 
APAWordNet. (2010). depressed. Retrieved May 26, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/depressed/definitions/1172251
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "depressed" http://smartdefine.org/depressed/definitions/1172251 (accessed May 26, 2019).
HarvardWordNet 2010, depressed, Smart Define, viewed 26 May, 2019, <http://smartdefine.org/depressed/definitions/1172251>.
MLAWordNet. "depressed" 23 October 2010. Web. 26 May 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/depressed/definitions/1172251>
{ class="autoclick" }next definition (/)