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1‘he turned to whisky because he felt lonely and depressed’
sad, saddened, unhappy, gloomy, glum, melancholy, miserable, sorrowful, dejected, disconsolate, downhearted, downcast, cast down, down, crestfallen, woebegone, despondent, dispirited, low, low in spirits, low-spirited, heavy-hearted, morose, dismal, desolate, weighed down, oppressed
tearful, upset, broken-hearted
disheartened, discouraged, daunted, pessimistic
informal blue, down in the dumps, down in the mouth, fed up, moody
literary dolorous, heartsick, heartsore
2‘there is a relationship between crime and a depressed economy’
weak, weakened, enervated, debilitated, devitalized, impaired
inactive, flat, quiet, slow, slow-moving, slack, sluggish, static, stagnant, dull
3‘he snapped up property at depressed prices’
reduced, lowered, cut, cheapened, cheap, devalued, marked down, discounted, discount
4‘a depressed Lancashire cotton town’
poverty-stricken, poor, destitute, disadvantaged, deprived, needy, distressed
down at heel, run down, seedy, shabby
5‘a depressed fracture of the skull’
sunken, hollow, concave, indented, dented, pushed in, caved in, recessed, set back
rare incurved, incurvate
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