AskDefine | Define depressed

Dictionary Definition

depressed adj
1 lower than previously; "the market is depressed"; "prices are down" [syn: down(p)]
2 flattened downward as if pressed from above or flattened along the dorsal and ventral surfaces
3 low in spirits; "lonely and blue in a strange city"; "depressed by the loss of his job"; "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"; "downcast after his defeat"; "feeling discouraged and downhearted" [syn: blue, dispirited, down(p), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited]
4 having the central portion lower than the margin; "a depressed pustule" [syn: indented]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • a US /dəˈprɛst/


  1. past of depress


  1. Severely despondent and unhappy.
  2. Suffering from clinical depression.
  3. Suffering damaging effects of economic recession.



severely despondent and unhappy
  • Finnish: masentunut
suffering from clinical depression
  • Finnish: masentunut
suffering damaging effects of economic recession
  • Finnish: taantuma

Extensive Definition

Depression or depress may refer to:


  • Depression (mood), a lack of positive affect
  • Colloquially, Adjustment disorder with depressed mood, previously known as Reactive depression.
  • Major depressive disorder a clinical diagnosis of a state of intense sadness
    • Melancholic depression a sub-type of clinical depression characterized by an inability to feel pleasure combined with physical agitation, insomnia, or decreased appetite
    • Atypical depression, a cyclical sub-type of clinical depression where sleep, feeding and perception of pleasure are normal but there is a feeling of lethargy
    • Psychotic depression, a sub-type of clinical depression combined with psychotic or delusional perceptions
    • Postnatal depression, clinical depression following childbirth
  • Depression is the 4th stage of the Kübler-Ross model (commonly known as the "stages of dying").



depressed in Bosnian: Depresija (čvor)
depressed in Czech: Deprese
depressed in German: Depression (Begriffsklärung)
depressed in Spanish: Depresión (desambiguación)
depressed in Esperanto: Depresio
depressed in French: Dépression
depressed in Croatian: Depresija
depressed in Italian: Depressione
depressed in Dutch: Depressie
depressed in Dutch Low Saxon: Depressie
depressed in Norwegian: Depresjon
depressed in Polish: Depresja
depressed in Portuguese: Depressão
depressed in Russian: Депрессия (значения)
depressed in Simple English: Depression
depressed in Slovak: Depresia
depressed in Serbian: Депресија
depressed in Swedish: Depression (olika betydelser)
depressed in Ukrainian: Депресія

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

alveolar, alveolate, anguished, anxious, bad, badly off, blue, bored, bowed-down, cast down, cheerless, couchant, crouched, dashed, debased, dejected, dented, deprived, despairing, despondent, desponding, dimpled, dire, disadvantaged, disconsolate, discouraged, disgusted, disheartened, dispirited, donsie, doomful, down, downcast, downhearted, downthrown, drooping, droopy, engraved, evil-starred, fallen, fatal, faveolate, feeling low, flat, fortuneless, funest, grim, hapless, heartless, honeycombed, hypochondriac, hypochondriacal, ill off, ill-starred, in adverse circumstances, in low spirits, in the depths, in the doldrums, in the dumps, inauspicious, indented, joyless, knee-high, knocked flat, laid low, languishing, low, low-built, low-hung, low-level, low-leveled, low-lying, low-set, low-spirited, low-statured, lowered, luckless, lugubrious, melancholy, nauseated, nauseous, neap, notched, ominous, out of luck, pessimistic, pining, pitted, planet-struck, pleasureless, pocked, pockmarked, prey to malaise, prone, prostrate, recumbent, reduced, repelled, revolted, runty, sad, short, short of luck, sickened, spiritless, squat, squatty, star-crossed, stooped, stumpy, subdued, submerged, suffering angst, suicidal, sunk, sunken, supine, unblessed, underprivileged, uneasy, unelevated, unfortunate, unfulfilled, ungratified, unhappy, unlucky, unprosperous, unprovidential, unquiet, unsatisfied, weary of life, woebegone, world-weary
Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1