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Synonyms for depressiondɪˈprɛʃ ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. depression(noun)

    a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity

    Synonyms:
    depressive disorder, low, impression, economic crisis, imprint, slump, natural depression, clinical depression

    Antonyms:
    elation

  2. depression, slump, economic crisis(noun)

    a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment

    Synonyms:
    depressive disorder, low, impression, economic crisis, slack, falling off, imprint, falloff, slump, natural depression, drop-off, clinical depression, depression

    Antonyms:
    elation

  3. natural depression, depression(noun)

    a sunken or depressed geological formation

    Synonyms:
    depressive disorder, low, impression, economic crisis, imprint, slump, natural depression, clinical depression, depression

    Antonyms:
    elation

  4. depression(noun)

    sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy

    Synonyms:
    depressive disorder, low, impression, economic crisis, imprint, slump, natural depression, clinical depression

    Antonyms:
    elation

  5. Depression, Great Depression(noun)

    a period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment

    Synonyms:
    depressive disorder, low, impression, economic crisis, imprint, slump, natural depression, clinical depression

    Antonyms:
    elation

  6. low, depression(noun)

    an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation

    Synonyms:
    depression, first gear, low, impression, economic crisis, low gear, depressive disorder, imprint, slump, first, natural depression, clinical depression

    Antonyms:
    elation

  7. depressive disorder, clinical depression, depression(noun)

    a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention

    Synonyms:
    depressive disorder, low, impression, economic crisis, imprint, slump, natural depression, clinical depression, depression

    Antonyms:
    elation

  8. depression, impression, imprint(noun)

    a concavity in a surface produced by pressing

    Synonyms:
    impression, economic crisis, mental picture, imprint, feeling, natural depression, effect, opinion, clinical depression, depression, low, embossment, printing, notion, stamp, depressive disorder, slump, picture, belief

    Antonyms:
    elation

  9. depression(noun)

    angular distance below the horizon (especially of a celestial object)

    Synonyms:
    depressive disorder, low, impression, economic crisis, imprint, slump, natural depression, clinical depression

    Antonyms:
    elation

  10. depression(noun)

    pushing down

    Synonyms:
    depressive disorder, low, impression, economic crisis, imprint, slump, natural depression, clinical depression

    Antonyms:
    elation

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. depression(n.)

    Synonyms:
    abasement, degradation, deterioration, debasement, perversion, vitiation, depravation

  2. depression(n.)

    Synonyms:
    hollow, hollowness, cavity, indentation, dent, dint, dimple, excavation, pit

  3. depression(n.)

    Synonyms:
    dejection, dejectedness, sadness, despondency, melancholy, dumps, blues, lowness of spirits, low spirits, depression of spirits

  4. depression(n.)

    Synonyms:
    lowness, dulness, inactivity

  5. depression(n.)

    Synonyms:
    (Surg.) couching

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

depressive, vacuum, slump, recession, depressed, downturn, 1929, trough, crisis, frustration


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