from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a depressing manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a depressing manner.

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  • adverb In a depressing manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a depressing manner or to a depressing degree


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  • We thought that because they had made it, getting repeated novels into the public eye, our favorite B-listers were selling zillions of copies – but realistically, these guys were pulling in depressingly reasonable numbers.

    When "I've Heard Of Them!" Becomes "They've Heard Of Me!"

  • So when I saw this vintage commercial for some 1-900 number that, when dialed, makes the dialee burst into horribly-acted sobs … well, let’s just say my dialing finger is shaking in depressingly sad anticipation.

    AD WIZARDS: If These People Can Make Us Cry, We’ll Pay $10 a Minute | Best Week Ever

  • Now, we watch "60 Minutes" and read what Hornbein calls the "depressingly awesome" exposé by climber/author Jon Krakauer "Into Thin Air".

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Local News

  • And I say "depressingly" as despite liking the SNP, I think I would vote no to independence at the current time but I would like to see MSPs putting forward a better argument than just sticking their fingers in their ears at the mere mention of the idea.

    Empty chairs at empty tables

  • "From the very first press releases carrying the news of [the] death [of Jacques Derrida] it was clear that the papers were going to have a field day with the kind of depressingly familiar distortions of his thought that he had to face so often - and faced so graciously - when he was alive."

    Gray morning

  • You know, it's kind of depressingly easy to win nerds over.


  • I never really thought post-modernism was characterized as crazy, just kind of depressingly useless and cynical.

    Planet Atheism

  • Cloud Computing is "depressingly" similar to SOA | SOA Governance - Service Oriented Architecture - SOA Business - SOA Design - SOA Services - SOA Software - SOA Solutions - SOA Security - SOA Web Service

    HP Confines the Cloud for Enterprises

  • In middle age I suppose there is no outrage, no abomination, nor human tragedy, nor folly, nor deceit about which I have not by now read in much detail and at depressingly regular intervals.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • The recent attack on reporter Lara Logan in Egypt was shocking and yet depressingly unsurprising.

    Carol Muske-Dukes: Compared to What?


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