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depression
'depression' - used as a noun
1. a period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment
2. a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity
3. a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment
4. a sunken or depressed geological formation
5. sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
6. an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation
7. a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention
8. a concavity in a surface produced by pressing
9. angular distance below the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
10. pushing down
depression of the space bar on the typewriter
Variations of 'depression'
 
Antonym
  • elation
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    Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body - the producers and consumers themselves. - Click here to find out.
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    Women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression than men in the United States.