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Synonyms for depression
dɪˈprɛʃ ənde·pres·sion

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. depressionnoun

    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 crisisnoun

    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, depressionnoun

    a sunken or depressed geological formation

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

    Antonyms:
    elation

  4. depressionnoun

    sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy

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

    Antonyms:
    elation

  5. Depression, Great Depressionnoun

    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, depressionnoun

    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, depressionnoun

    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, imprintnoun

    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. depressionnoun

    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. depressionnoun

    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

Editors Contribution

  1. miserable

    Submitted by anonymous on December 22, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. depressionnoun

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

  2. depressionnoun

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

  3. depressionnoun

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

  4. depressionnoun

    Synonyms:
    lowness, dulness, inactivity

  5. depressionnoun

    Synonyms:
    (Surg.) couching

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. depressionnoun

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

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How to use depression in a sentence?

  1. Joel Patrick Warneke:

    At points of clarity, I realize that my life on earth is meaningless, and that I am merely a pawn in a bigger game. A game I cannot possible understand or have control of. Thankfully, before depression sets in, I drift back into my cloudy, bewildered daily routine.

  2. Jitarth Jadeja:

    I just felt completely overwhelmed... I was probably in a deep depression I think when I found Q.

  3. John Leddy:

    All of the patients in this study received a CT scan to evaluate for brain bleeding or skull fracture and may have had a neurological deficit when they came to the emergency room. While that type of injury can be classified as' mild,' it's a lot more severe than a sport-related concussion typically would be, all in all, I think it's a good study for helping to predict who is at risk for depression and PTSD after a traumatic brain injury sustained in a car accident or from an assault.

  4. Richard Leung:

    Following treatment, when they are feeling better, some choose to think of it as, ‘My depression got better when my sleep apnea got treated’.

  5. Gary Goldfield:

    People with such low levels of screen time are probably engaged in many other activities, such as organized sport, dance, music or other hobbies that involve interpersonal interaction, which may protect them from depression.


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