depressed de‧pressed [dɪˈprest] adjective ECONOMICS1. an economy or industry that is depressed does not have enough manufacturing or business activity:
• The Swiss drug company was a major winner in an otherwise depressed sector as its yearly results provided welcome comfort for investors.
• help for companies suffering from the depressed economic climate2. if the price of something is depressed, it is lower than normal:
• The timber was sold, albeit at prices depressed by the glut of timber on the market.
* * *depressed UK US /dɪˈprest/ adjective ECONOMICS► used to describe a situation in which there is less manufacturing or business activity than usual, fewer jobs, etc.: »
The depressed state of the aerospace market made acquisitions difficult.»
Banks took action yesterday to try to boost the depressed economy.► below the amount or level that is usual: »
Anyone who did buy at the depressed 1987 prices has since been able to reap rich rewards as shares have hit new highs.»
Sales remained depressed as a result of consumers' reluctance to spend on home improvements.
Financial and business terms. 2012.
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depressed — [adj1] discouraged bad, bleeding*, blue*, bummed out*, cast down, crestfallen, crummy*, dejected, despondent, destroyed, disconsolate, dispirited, down, down and out*, downcast, downhearted, down in the dumps*, down in the mouth*, dragged*, fed… … New thesaurus
depressed — depressed; un·depressed; … English syllables
depressed — ► ADJECTIVE 1) severely despondent and dejected. 2) suffering the damaging effects of economic recession: depressed rural areas … English terms dictionary
depressed — [dē prest′, diprest′] adj. 1. pressed down 2. lowered in position, intensity, amount, or degree 3. flattened or hollowed, as if pressed down 4. gloomy; dejected; sad 5. suffering from psychological depression 6. characterized by widespread… … English World dictionary
Depressed — De*pressed , a. 1. Pressed or forced down; lowed; sunk; dejected; dispirited; sad; humbled. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) (a) Concave on the upper side; said of a leaf whose disk is lower than the border. (b) Lying flat; said of a stem or leaf which… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
depressed — index despondent, disconsolate, pessimistic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
depressed — dejected, dispirited, *downcast, disconsolate, woebegone Analogous words: gloomy, glum, morose (see SULLEN): discouraged, disheartened (see DISCOURAGE): *melancholy, lugubrious … New Dictionary of Synonyms
depressed — de|pressed [ dı prest ] adjective ** 1. ) not usually before noun if you are depressed, you feel very unhappy because of a difficult or unpleasant situation that you feel you cannot change: depressed about: He was very depressed about losing his… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
depressed */*/ — UK [dɪˈprest] / US adjective 1) a) [not usually before noun] if you are depressed, you feel very unhappy because of a difficult or unpleasant situation that you feel you cannot change depressed about: He was very depressed about losing his job.… … English dictionary
depressed — de|pressed [dıˈprest] adj 1.) a) very unhappy ▪ She felt lonely and depressed . depressed about ▪ Don t get depressed about it. ▪ The divorce left him deeply depressed . ▪ I was depressed at the thought of all the hard work ahead. b) … Dictionary of contemporary English