depressing

[[t]dɪpre̱sɪŋ[/t]]
ADJ-GRADED
Something that is depressing makes you feel sad and disappointed.

Yesterday's unemployment figures were as depressing as those of the previous 22 months...

I'm rather keen to go on holiday in February because I think it's a very dismal, depressing month.

Derived words:
depressingly ADV-GRADED usu ADV adj

It all sounded depressingly familiar to Janet.


English dictionary. 2008.

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