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depression

de·pres·sion

depression

 
 
pronunciation:
dih pre shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a mood of unhappiness and low spirits that can last a long time and cannot always be explained.
His depression about losing his job lasted for weeks.
synonyms:
blues, melancholy, sadness
similar words:
gloom
definition 2: a low spot or hollow.
My bike rode roughly over a depression in the road.
antonyms:
projection
similar words:
bowl, cavity, dent, dip, hole, hollow, pit, scoop, sink
definition 3: an economic state in which business is very bad and many people are out of work and poor.
antonyms:
prosperity
similar words:
decline, slump
definition 4: (capitalized) an economic depression that affected the United States and other countries from 1929 to 1939.
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