Definition of "depressing" []

  • Causing especially emotional depression. (adjective)
  • Dismal; dreary: a week of rainy, depressing weather. (adjective)
  • Causing a feeling of dejection or low spirits (adjective)

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Use "depressing" in a sentence
  • "The report, which he described as depressing, also showed that those left in schools would not acquire the necessary education at the primary, junior and secondary levels."
  • "Rich in depressing ironies, the case in essence pitted Masons arguing, if only opportunistically, that the school is"
  • "How depressing is that minuscule slice labelled "reading"?"