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1. depression

noun. ['dɪˈprɛʃən'] a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity.

Synonyms

  • vapours
  • psychological state
  • megrims
  • mental state
  • blue devils
  • funk
  • low spirits
  • melancholy
  • blue funk
  • psychological condition
  • melancholia
  • slough of despond
  • mental condition
  • blues
  • dejection

Antonyms

  • high
  • full
  • solid
  • hollowness

Etymology

  • depressio (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Depression

  • transgression
  • misimpression
  • indiscretion
  • decompression
  • retrocession
  • nonaggression
  • repossession
  • progression
  • expression
  • discretion
  • compression
  • suppression
  • succession
  • repression
  • regression
  • profession
  • procession
  • precession
  • intercession
  • impression
  • digression
  • confession
  • concession
  • secession
  • recession
  • possession
  • oppression
  • obsession
  • aggression
  • accession

How do you pronounce depression?

Pronounce depression as dɪˈprɛʃən.

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Example sentences of the word depression


1. Noun, singular or mass
Now, you can use the freezing point depression equation to find the new freezing point of the solution.

Quotes containing the word depression


1. Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence.
- Jeanette Winterson

2. Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer, because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and self-esteem.
- David D. Burns

3. Here is the tragedy: when you are the victim of depression, not only do you feel utterly helpless and abandoned by the world, you also know that very few people can understand, or even begin to believe, that life can be this painful. There is nothing I can think of that is quite as isolating as this.
- Giles Andreae

2. depression

noun. ['dɪˈprɛʃən'] a sunken or depressed geological formation.

Synonyms

  • hollow
  • crater
  • deep
  • hole
  • formation
  • geological formation
  • sinkhole
  • valley
  • natural depression
  • bottom
  • sink
  • basin
  • vale
  • bed
  • lowland
  • oceanic abyss
  • trough
  • swallow hole

Antonyms

  • natural elevation
  • inactivity
  • natural object
  • curve

Etymology

  • depressio (Latin)

3. depression

noun. ['dɪˈprɛʃən'] a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment.

Synonyms

  • crisis
  • economic crisis
  • economic condition

Antonyms

  • unreverberant
  • fathomable
  • shallow
  • explicable

Etymology

  • depressio (Latin)

4. depression

noun. ['dɪˈprɛʃən'] sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy.

Synonyms

  • sadness
  • demoralization
  • oppressiveness
  • despondency
  • demoralisation
  • helplessness
  • oppression
  • disconsolateness
  • despondence
  • dysphoria
  • heartsickness

Antonyms

  • happiness
  • stay
  • take away
  • soothe

Etymology

  • depressio (Latin)

5. depression

noun. ['dɪˈprɛʃən'] a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention.

Synonyms

  • emotional disturbance
  • agitated depression
  • psychotic depression
  • major depressive episode
  • emotional disorder
  • clinical depression
  • retarded depression
  • major affective disorder
  • affective disorder
  • anaclitic depression
  • dysthymia
  • endogenous depression
  • exogenous depression
  • reactive depression
  • depressive disorder
  • neurotic depression

Antonyms

  • neurotic depression
  • raise
  • deposit
  • fill

Etymology

  • depressio (Latin)

6. depression

noun. ['dɪˈprɛʃən'] angular distance below the horizon (especially of a celestial object).

Antonyms

  • uncover

Etymology

  • depressio (Latin)

7. depression

noun. ['dɪˈprɛʃən'] a concavity in a surface produced by pressing.

Synonyms

  • concave shape
  • incurvature
  • imprint
  • incurvation
  • dent
  • seam
  • prick
  • droop
  • chap
  • sag
  • cranny
  • crevice
  • crack
  • concavity
  • dimple
  • impression
  • incision
  • channel
  • slit
  • scratch
  • crease
  • furrow
  • crinkle
  • line
  • dip
  • groove
  • fissure

Antonyms

  • noncompliance
  • empty
  • dissuasion
  • increase

Etymology

  • depressio (Latin)

8. depression

noun. ['dɪˈprɛʃən'] an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation.

Synonyms

  • air mass
  • low

Antonyms

  • colorless
  • exoteric
  • small

Etymology

  • depressio (Latin)

9. depression

noun. ['dɪˈprɛʃən'] pushing down.

Synonyms

  • pushing
  • mouse click
  • click

Antonyms

  • unbend
  • disjoin
  • female
  • inferior

Etymology

  • depressio (Latin)

10. Depression

noun. a period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment.

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