American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Causing especially emotional depression.
- adj. Dismal; dreary: a week of rainy, depressing weather.
- adj. causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
“The report, which he described as depressing, also showed that those left in schools would not acquire the necessary education at the primary, junior and secondary levels.”
“Rich in depressing ironies, the case in essence pitted Masons arguing, if only opportunistically, that the school is”
“How depressing is that minuscule slice labelled "reading"?”
“Secondly, how depressing is it that this sort of nonsense takes place?”
“What makes the situation depressing is when we put our interpretations on their life.”
“The thing I find depressing is how the current system rewards illegality.”
“She writes in depressing detail about prison conditions and specific personnel; about inmates using empty toilet paper rolls threaded through toilets as a sort of telephone; about being chained to her seat during a "ConAir" flight with other prisoners on a trip to another jailhouse.”
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“It should go without saying that I think these pieces are essential reading; what I find truly depressing is that these things even need to be explained.”
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