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What is another word for depressing?

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Adjective
Causing or resulting in a feeling of miserable dejection
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“That feeling of dejection could be very depressing for a child if he is not able to establish a relationship he wants.”
Adjective
Having a somber or dismal atmosphere or nature
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“He experiences a profound sense of guilt for having left his mother working in a depressing environment in order to satisfy his selfish desires.”
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Harsh or inhospitable in nature
“Individualism was an essential characteristic of the bedouin, which was accentuated by the harsh and depressing climate of the desert.”
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Characterized by, or expressing, sadness
“As Wen Zhizhi spoke, her pretty face had a complicated and depressing expression.”
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Exerting influence in an oppressive manner
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Having or arousing feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia, typically in an exaggerated and self-indulgent way
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Lacking in originality, variation, spirit or energy
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Cold, unfriendly, or lacking in emotion
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Noun
The act of physically lowering something
Verb
Present participle for to make emotionally sad or depressed
“Make a habit of rejecting those thoughts that depress you.”
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Present participle for to push steadily downward or against with some force
“If you're using a touchpad or trackball mouse, use your thumb to depress the button to the left of the pad or ball.”
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Present participle for to diminish the price, value or amount of
“A rumor of pollution on the local beach is enough to depress the market value of all of the hotels in town.”
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Present participle for to inhibit or slow down
“It was prudent to maintain their footing with firmness, and to throw aside every weight having a tendency to depress their progress.”
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