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Synonyms for depression
dɪˈprɛʃ ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. depression(noun)

    a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity

    Synonyms:
    depressive disorder, low, impression, economic crisis, imprint, slump, natural depression, clinical depression

    Antonyms:
    elation

  2. depression, slump, economic crisis(noun)

    a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment

    Synonyms:
    depressive disorder, low, impression, economic crisis, slack, falling off, imprint, falloff, slump, natural depression, drop-off, clinical depression

    Antonyms:
    elation

  3. natural depression, depression(noun)

    a sunken or depressed geological formation

    Synonyms:
    depressive disorder, low, impression, economic crisis, imprint, slump, natural depression, clinical depression

    Antonyms:
    elation

  4. depression(noun)

    sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy

    Synonyms:
    depressive disorder, low, impression, economic crisis, imprint, slump, natural depression, clinical depression

    Antonyms:
    elation

  5. Depression, Great Depression(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    depressive disorder, low, impression, economic crisis, imprint, slump, natural depression, clinical depression

    Antonyms:
    elation

  6. low, depression(noun)

    an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation

    "a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow"

    Synonyms:
    first gear, low, impression, economic crisis, low gear, depressive disorder, imprint, slump, first, natural depression, clinical depression

    Antonyms:
    elation

  7. depressive disorder, clinical depression, depression(noun)

    a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention

    Synonyms:
    depressive disorder, low, impression, economic crisis, imprint, slump, natural depression, clinical depression

    Antonyms:
    elation

  8. depression, impression, imprint(noun)

    a concavity in a surface produced by pressing

    "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"

    Synonyms:
    impression, economic crisis, mental picture, imprint, feeling, natural depression, effect, opinion, clinical depression, low, embossment, printing, notion, stamp, depressive disorder, slump, picture, belief

    Antonyms:
    elation

  9. depression(noun)

    angular distance below the horizon (especially of a celestial object)

    Synonyms:
    depressive disorder, low, impression, economic crisis, imprint, slump, natural depression, clinical depression

    Antonyms:
    elation

  10. depression(noun)

    pushing down

    "depression of the space bar on the typewriter"

    Synonyms:
    depressive disorder, low, impression, economic crisis, imprint, slump, natural depression, clinical depression

    Antonyms:
    elation

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. depression

    Synonyms:
    lowering, degradation, debasement, dejection, discouragement, hollow, valley, dip

    Antonyms:
    raising, elevation, exaltation, promotion, preferment, amelioration, encouragement, rallying, rising, eminence, mound, prominence

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. depression(n.)

    Synonyms:
    abasement, degradation, deterioration, debasement, perversion, vitiation, depravation

  2. depression(n.)

    Synonyms:
    hollow, hollowness, cavity, indentation, dent, dint, dimple, excavation, pit

  3. depression(n.)

    Synonyms:
    dejection, dejectedness, sadness, despondency, melancholy, dumps, blues, lowness of spirits, low spirits, depression of spirits

  4. depression(n.)

    Synonyms:
    lowness, dulness, inactivity

  5. depression(n.)

    Synonyms:
    (Surg.) couching

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. depression(n)

    Synonyms:
    cavity, hollow, indentation, concavity, dent, dejection, discouragement, despondency, vapors, gloom, inactivity, dullness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    depressive, vacuum, slump, recession, depressed, downturn, 1929, trough, crisis, frustration

How to pronounce depression?

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How to use depression in a sentence?

  1. Jason Romero:

    I became a [much] more active member of the blind community and I realized there are these staggering statistics, like a 70 percent unemployment rate for blind people, a 66 percent obesity rate, two times the rate of depression compared to the general population, you can’t tell me that 70 percent of blind people are unemployable and don’t have those skills.

  2. Jonathan Javitt:

    Despite extensive evidence that 25 to 50 percent of those with bipolar depression attempt suicide and far too many succeed, there is currently no FDA-approved treatment for active suicidality in bipolar depression.

  3. Karen Horney:

    Concern should drive us into action, not into a depression.

  4. Kristin Bendikson:

    All of these long-term implications, plus the symptoms put women at a higher risk for both depression and anxiety.

  5. Timothy Neal:

    Parents, athletes, pediatricians, coaches and certified athletic trainers should be aware of signs and symptoms of eating disorders, including those athletes who display signs and symptoms of anxiety, depression, anger, isolation, and other behaviors that may indicate a mental health disorder.


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