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Synonyms for depression
dɪˈprɛʃ ənde·pres·sion

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  1. depression

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

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

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  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

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  1. miserable

    Submitted by anonymous on December 22, 2020  

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  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 Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. depressionnoun

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

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  1. List of paraphrases for "depression":

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

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How to use depression in a sentence?

  1. Matthew Willey:

    From depression or addiction, to climate change to plastic pollution in the ocean, to systemic racism, it is our choice to separate all these interconnected problems out into fragments that makes them harder to solve, a bee is always considering the welfare of her hive. She is wired that way. But humans are wired for choice. So we must choose to see how connected all our problems are.

  2. David Curtis:

    Although these published studies claim to show some benefits of probiotics on depression, we have no idea whether there were other studies which showed no effect which were not published, people with depression should seek medical advice and not try to treat themselves with dietary supplements, which are not of proven benefit.

  3. Roy Perlis:

    We have multiple good treatment options for depression – including medications and certain kinds of talk therapy, for women who do need medication treatment, there are multiple alternatives to paroxetine.

  4. Wesley D'Amico:

    I'm fine, the one with depression is my anxiety.

  5. Kate Beaver:

    These symptoms tend to lessen or go away over treatment time, seizure during treatment is the most serious known risk of TMS, and only a very few cases of seizure have been reported. There is little evidence of risk of seizures using TMS the way it is used for depression.


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