depressing

All Adjective Verb
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  • Few people on the train pass through this valley without feeling its depressing influence. Cited from In Indian Mexico (1908), by Frederick Starr
  • One need not pay any attention to depressing things and events that cannot be changed.
  • During this time, people only heard depressing news about the war and the lives lost.
  • Naturally such an idea has a very depressing effect on any human being. Cited from Woman, by William J. Robinson
  • If anything it seemed even more depressing there than on the street. Cited from Dick the Bank Boy, by Frank V. Webster
  • My old man says my school days are over, because my report was so very depressing this term. Cited from Dick the Bank Boy, by Frank V. Webster
  • To have been poor and plain would have been quite too depressing. Cited from The Fortunes of the Farrells, by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • The hold-up of the train had taken place at a depressing spot. Cited from Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons,by Frederick Arthur Ambrose Talbot
  • However, the band was not ready to give up on its long history of depressing songs just yet.
  • Indeed there were probably few men in Europe upon whom the war had a more depressing effect. Cited from The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume I, by Burton J. Hendrick
  • If I did this it would run one night because it would be deeply depressing.
  • The belief that we had lost our road was still further depressing. Cited from In New Granada, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • Today the town is described as depressing by those who visit.
  • Now a depressing hand seemed to have lifted itself from his heart. Cited from The Courage of Marge O'Doone, by James Oliver Curwood
  • Things are depressing enough as they are without my going out of my way to make myself miserable. Cited from Love Conquers All, by Robert C. Benchley
  • Nevertheless there was something depressing about that portion of the building in which his studio was located. Cited from Twelve Men, by Theodore Dreiser
  • Other features were also presented, which gave to this miserable scene a still more depressing character. Cited from Valentine M'Clutchy, The Irish Agent, by William Carleton
  • It was depressing, and not at all what I had meant when I started.
  • He had spent a depressing day, during which all he saw had discouraged him. Cited from Ranching for Sylvia, by Harold Bindloss
  • People don't always want to sit though something dark and hard-hitting and depressing.
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Root form of depressing is depress for the verb.

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Meaning of depressing

  • verb Lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    These news depressed her, The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her
  • verb Lower (prices or markets)
    The glut of oil depressed gas prices
  • verb Lessen the activity or force of
    The rising inflation depressed the economy
  • adjective Causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
    the economic outlook is depressing, something cheerless about the room, a moody and uncheerful person, an uncheerful place