Definition of depression :
1. A falling in of the surface; a sinking below its true place; a cavity or hollow; as, roughness consists in little protuberances and depressions.
2. A method of operating for cataract; couching. See Couch, v. t., 8.
3. Dejection; despondency; lowness.
4. Diminution, as of trade, etc.; inactivity; dullness.
5. Humiliation; abasement, as of pride.
6. The act of depressing.
7. The angular distance of a celestial object below the horizon.
8. The operation of reducing to a lower degree; - said of equations.
9. The state of being depressed; a sinking.
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dejection (part of speech: noun)
concavity (part of speech: noun)
depression (part of speech: noun)
hopelessness (part of speech: noun)
despondency, abandonment, disheartenment, hopelessness, heartlessness, glumness, cheerlessness, gloominess, melancholy, bleakness, anguish, discouragement, moroseness, desperation, pessimism, downheartedness, misery, spiritlessness, dejection, despair, dispiritedness, forlornness
weariness (part of speech: noun)
faintness, drowsiness, tedium, over-weariness, listlessness, boredom, feebleness, apathy, exhaustion, fatigue, weakness, footsoreness, flaccidity, debilitation, weariness, sleepiness, tiredness, droopiness
- Local Fabian organisation, as is always the case in time of depression, is on the down grade. - "The History of the Fabian Society", Edward R. Pease.
- I was not in any haste to open this fat letter until, after supper, I turned to it as a resource from my depression. - "The White Peacock", D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence.
- " I don't know how it is," said Bob Mabberly; " but somehow I always feel a depression of spirits in a fog at sea." - "The Eagle Cliff", R.M. Ballantyne.