• WordNet 3.6
    • adj depressed filled with melancholy and despondency "gloomy at the thought of what he had to face","gloomy predictions","a gloomy silence","took a grim view of the economy","the darkening mood","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"
    • adj depressed lower than previously "the market is depressed","prices are down"
    • adj depressed flattened downward as if pressed from above or flattened along the dorsal and ventral surfaces
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression than men in the United States
    • Depressed (Bot) Concave on the upper side; -- said of a leaf whose disk is lower than the border.
    • Depressed (Zoöl) Having the vertical diameter shorter than the horizontal or transverse; -- said of the bodies of animals, or of parts of the bodies.
    • Depressed (Bot) Lying flat; -- said of a stem or leaf which lies close to the ground.
    • Depressed Pressed or forced down; lowed; sunk; dejected; dispirited; sad; humbled.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: When the First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, received an alarming number of threatening letters, soon after her husband became President at the height of the Depression, the Secret Service insisted that she carry a pistol in her purse
    • depressed Pressed down; lowered; put on a level with or below the surface: as, a depressed railroad. Specifically
    • depressed In anatomy and zoology, pressed downward, or flattened from above, and therefore broader than high: as, a depressed fish—for example, the skate; the depressed bill of a bird, as that of the swallow: opposed to compressed.
    • depressed In botany, flattened vertically; sunk below the surrounding margin: as, a depressed plant (one whose growth, is lateral rather than upward).
    • depressed In heraldry, surmounted or debruised. See debruised.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Negative emotions such as anxiety and depression can weaken your immune system.
    • p.adj Depressed pressed down: lowered: humbled: dejected: dispirited
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  • Paul Tillich
    Paul Tillich
    “Depression is rage spread thin.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Nothing else is needed to make you depressed, than to fancy you are so.”
  • Ernest Hemingway
    “That terrible mood of depression of whether it's any good or not is what is known as The Artist's Reward.”
  • Harry S Truman
    “It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose your own.”
  • John R. Stott
    John R. Stott
    “The Christian's chief occupational hazards are depression and discouragement.”
  • Sri Swami Sivananda
    Sri Swami Sivananda
    “Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. deprimĕre, -pressumde, down, and primĕre, to press.


In literature:

And, if the past should have depressed her, the future might have been expected to depress her even more.
"Jill the Reckless" by P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
Her manner at the same time seemed to depress him and yet to fill him with hope.
"Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Raise thyself, depressed one!
"The Home" by Fredrika Bremer
Only one depression occurs in the whole length of the main row.
"Eighth Annual Report" by Various
A quarter of a mile away, over these uplands, the broken land went down in a sharp depression.
"Wandl the Invader" by Raymond King Cummings
It's paying good money only to be aggravated and depressed.
"The Independence of Claire" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
I don't know why exactly, but I felt depressed all of a sudden.
"The Heart of Una Sackville" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Sweep away all depressing thoughts, suggestions, all the rubbish that is troubling you.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
The mist was upon them, thickening each moment, and a curiously depressing chill came over the boy.
"Steve Young" by George Manville Fenn
The under part of the bulb is singularly depressed: from this depression issues a small, mousetail-like root.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr

In poetry:

I had a
Before The depression put
The prices lower.
"Madam's Past History" by Langston Hughes
If I could imagine that,
I, Escarpin, would be gladdened
Rather than depressed.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
"HE plays the airy flute,
And looks depressed and blighted,
Doves round about him 'toot,'
And lambkins dance delighted.
"The Rival Curates" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Our lives are unincumbered
By depressing want and woe,
And the days fly by unnumbered,
Smoothly down time's path they go.
"Magna est Veritas" by Frank Barbour Coffin
"I quarrel with my wife at home, we never fight abroad;
But Mrs. B. has grasped the fact I am her only lord.
I never heard of fever — dumps nor debts depress my soul;
And I pity and despise you!" Here he pouched my breakfast-roll.
"Divided Destinies" by Rudyard Kipling
Then the Seaforth Highlanders' band played "Lochaber no more,"
While the brave soldiers' hearts felt depressed and sore;
And as homeward they marched they let fall many a tear
For the loss of the virtuous Prince Leopold they loved so dear.
"The Death of Prince Leopold" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Jesse Jackson Jr.'s wife says husband 'completely debilitated by depression'.
Jesse Jackson Jr.'s wife calls his depression ' debilitating '.
"His collapse was D-Day for us," she told Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed, adding that her husband had become "completely debilitated by depression.".
Gwyneth Paltrow opens up about her crippling battle with post-partum depression following Moses' birth in her newest GOOP newsletter.
Wilson borrowed heavily and, when his investments failed in an economic depression, he spent time in debtor 's prison.
A year ago, when I took office in the midst of the worst recession since the Great Depression, I promised you two things.
On the Brink of Depression.
Conference takes new look at dementia, delirium , depression.
Depression, anxiety, and delirium .
Nicky Hayden admitted that he had been depressed by the results of free practice at Mugello having continued to struggle with the Ducati GP9.
New research into cholesterol-lowering statin drugs and serotonin-1A receptors may help explain the relationships between cholesterol levels and symptoms of anxiety and depression.
I have to wonder how many of these kids are being drugged into a stupor because they are naturally angry and depressed about being taken away from their parents and everything they know.
Chronic low-grade depression can feel so familiar you don't even know you've got it.
Why watch a depressing movie about a dead kid.
Quinn was so depressed by the experience that for a few weeks he lost his belief in God completely.

In science:

Note the highly statistically significant depressed flux level following the main occultation.
Possible Disintegrating Short-Period Super-Mercury Orbiting KIC 12557548
However, at those phases when part of the tail occults the star, the scattering of starlight out of the line of sight is likely to dominate and produce a net depression in the observed intensity.
Possible Disintegrating Short-Period Super-Mercury Orbiting KIC 12557548
Macroeconomic time series are characterized by two main features:comovements and cyclic phases of expansion and depression.
A Random Matrix Approach to Dynamic Factors in macroeconomic data
A central depression of the density is reflected in the central potential by a maximum at the origin and a minimum for some finite distance r.
Beyond-mean-field study of the possible "bubble" structure of 34Si
The second effect of a central depression concerns the spin-orbit potential.
Beyond-mean-field study of the possible "bubble" structure of 34Si