depressing


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • adj

Synonyms for depressing

Synonyms for depressing

tending to cause sadness or low spirits

Synonyms for depressing

causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy

Related Words

Antonyms

References in classic literature ?
In the chill tempestuous dawn he strolled along musingly, disregarding the discomfort of the cold, the depressing influence of the hour, the desolation of the empty streets in which the dry dust rose in whirls in front of us, behind us, flew upon us from the side streets.
The tops of trees, mostly rather depressing evergreens, showed at intervals over the top of the wall, and beyond them in the grey and purple gloaming could be seen the back of some long terrace of tall Parisian houses, really comparatively close, but somehow looking as inaccessible as a range of marble mountains.
Miss Bartlett sedulously denied disapproving of any one, and added "I am afraid you are finding me a very depressing companion.
Carved oak is very pleasant to look at, and to have a little of, but it is no doubt somewhat depressing to live in, for those whose fancy does not lie that way.
It would be so ghastly dull and depressing in the evening, when your lamp cast uncanny shadows on the panelled walls, and the echo of distant feet rang through the cold stone corridors, and now drew nearer, and now died away, and all was death-like silence, save the beating of one's own heart.
We shall constitute one-third and more of the ignorance and crime of the South, or one-third its intelligence and progress; we shall contribute one-third to the business and industrial prosperity of the South, or we shall prove a veritable body of death, stagnating, depressing, retarding every effort to advance the body politic.
These sights and sounds had no depressing or intimidating effect on him; on the contrary, they stimulated his energy and determination.
Perhaps it is a little depressing to inherit not lands but an example of intellectual and spiritual virtue; perhaps the conclusiveness of a great ancestor is a little discouraging to those who run the risk of comparison with him.
In the glass she wore an expression of tense melancholy, for she had come to the depressing conclusion, since the arrival of the Dalloways, that her face was not the face she wanted, and in all probability never would be.
The vegetation was sparse and of a faded brown color that lent to the whole landscape a most depressing aspect.
He felt the depressing influence of the horrible place setting down upon him; but he staggered to his feet, shaking himself like a great lion, for was he not still Tarzan, mighty Tarzan of the Apes?
The gaieties of Paris (quite incomprehensibly to herself as well as to everyone about her) had a depressing effect on her spirits.
DAVID Cameron's readiness to believe foul-mouthed Andrew "plebs" Mitchell instead of the police who guard Downing Street is a depressing day for British politics.
Berna, "when the healthy people were made sad by negative thoughts and depressing music, we found that their brains processed pain more emotionally, which lead to them finding the pain more unpleasant.
Maia Szalavitz took heroin to stop depressing herself, and she now takes Zoloft for the same reason.