[dih-pree-shee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, -pree-shuh-] /dɪˈpri ʃi əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, -ˈpri ʃə-/
tending to depreciate.
adjective 1. sad and gloomy; dejected; downcast. 2. pressed down, or situated lower than the general surface. 3. lowered in force, amount, etc. 4. undergoing economic hardship, especially poverty and unemployment. 5. being or measured below the standard or norm. 6. Botany, Zoology. flattened down; greater in width than in height. 7. Psychiatry. suffering from […]
verb (used with object) 1. to make sad or gloomy; lower in spirits; deject; dispirit. 2. to lower in force, vigor, activity, etc.; weaken; make dull. 3. to lower in amount or value. 4. to put into a lower position: to depress the muzzle of a gun. 5. to press down. 6. Music. to lower […]
adjective 1. serving to depress; inducing a state of depression: depressing news. verb (used with object) 1. to make sad or gloomy; lower in spirits; deject; dispirit. 2. to lower in force, vigor, activity, etc.; weaken; make dull. 3. to lower in amount or value. 4. to put into a lower position: to depress the […]
adjective 1. tending to depress. 2. characterized by depression, especially mental depression. noun 3. a person suffering from a depressive illness. adjective 1. tending to depress; causing depression 2. (psychol) tending to be subject to periods of depression See also manic-depressive depressive de·pres·sive (dĭ-prěs’ĭv) adj. Tending to depress or lower. Depressing; gloomy. Of or relating […]
adjective 1. marked by deprivation; lacking the necessities of life, as adequate food and shelter: a deprived childhood. adjective 1. lacking adequate food, shelter, education, etc: deprived inner-city areas