Definition of depressed adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//dɪˈprest//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈprest//
    Unhappiness, Economy, Mental and emotional problems
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  1. 1  very sad and without hope She felt very depressed about the future. See related entries: Unhappiness
  2. 2  suffering from the medical condition of depression See related entries: Mental and emotional problems
  3. 3(of a place or an industry) without enough economic activity or jobs for people an attempt to bring jobs to depressed areas See related entries: Economy
  4. 4having a lower amount or level than usual depressed prices
  5. Extra examples At the time he was suicidal and clinically depressed. I was depressed by our lack of progress. It makes me depressed just looking at him. She became severely depressed after her mother’s death. She’s terribly depressed about losing her job. The shipping trade was badly depressed. There is medical evidence to show that he is suicidal and clinically depressed. You mustn’t let yourself get depressed He was really depressed at the thought of going into the office. They have made little attempt to bring jobs to economically depressed areas. We lapsed into depressed silence.
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