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Topic: PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHIATRY


depressed

adjective
     
de‧pressed
1
a) very unhappy:
She felt lonely and depressed.
The divorce left him deeply depressed.
I was depressed at the thought of all the hard work ahead.
b) MP suffering from a medical condition in which you are so unhappy that you cannot live a normal life:
patients who are clinically depressed
2 an area, industry etc that is depressed does not have enough economic or business activity:
Britain's depressed housing market
3 formal a depressed level or amount is lower than normal:
a depressed appetite
WORD FOCUS: sad WORD FOCUS: sad
unhappy sad because of the situation you are in
miserable
very sad
depressed
sad for a long time, and feeling that your life will never get better
gloomy
/glum looking sad
down
/down in the dumps sad and without much interest in life - usually not in a serious or permanent way
broken-hearted
very sad because someone has ended a romantic relationship with you
homesick
sad because you are a long way from your home and your friends


See also
sad
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