Synonyms of depression in English:

depression


See definition of depression

noun

1‘she ate to ease her depression’

SYNONYMS

melancholy, misery, sadness, unhappiness, sorrow, woe, gloom, gloominess, dejection, downheartedness, despondency, dispiritedness, low spirits, heavy-heartedness, moroseness, discouragement, despair, desolation, dolefulness, moodiness, pessimism, hopelessness

the slough of despond

upset, tearfulness

informal the dumps, the doldrums, the blues, one's black dog, a low

North American informal the blahs, a funk, a blue funk

informal, dated the mopes

technical clinical depression, endogenous depression, reactive depression, postnatal depression, dysthymia, melancholia

literary dolour

archaic the megrims

rare mopery, disconsolateness, disconsolation

ANTONYMS

cheerfulness

2‘the country was in the grip of an economic depression’

SYNONYMS

recession, slump, decline, downturn, slowdown, standstill

paralysis, inactivity, stagnation, credit crunch, credit squeeze

hard times, bad times

technical stagflation

ANTONYMS

boom

3‘the car slid into a depression in the ground’

SYNONYMS

hollow, indentation, dent, dint, cavity, concavity, dip, pit, hole, pothole, sink, sinkhole, excavation, trough, crater

valley, basin, bowl

fossa, lacuna

ANTONYMS

protuberance