HyperDic: depression

English > 10 senses of the word depression / Depression:
NOUNstatedepressiona mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity
statedepression, slump, economic crisisa long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices / prices and low levels of trade and investment
objectdepression, natural depressiona sunken or depressed geological formation
feelingdepressionsad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
timeDepression, Great Depressiona period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide / worldwide / worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment
statedepression, lowan air mass of lower pressure
statedepression, depressive disorder, clinical depressiona state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention
shapedepression, impression, imprinta concavity in a surface produced by pressing
relationdepressionangular distance below the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
actdepressionpushing down
depression / Depression > pronunciation
Soundsdihpreh'shahn
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English > depression: 10 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity.
Narrowerblues, blue devils, megrims, vapors, vapoursA state of depression
dejectionA state of melancholy depression
funk, blue funkA state of nervous depression
low spiritsA state of mild depression
melancholiaextreme / extreme depression characterized by tearful sadness and irrational fears
melancholyA constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed
slough of despond(formal) extreme / extreme depression
Broaderpsychological state, psychological condition, mental state, mental condition(psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic
OppositeelationAn exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism
Spanishdepresión
Catalandepressió
English > depression: 10 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices / prices and low levels of trade and investment.
Synonymsslump, economic crisis
InstancesGreat DepressionThe economic crisis beginning with the stock market crash in 1929 and continuing through the 1930s
BroadercrisisAn unstable / unstable situation of extreme / extreme danger or difficulty
economic conditionThe condition of the economy
Spanishcrisis económica, depresión
Catalancrisi econòmica, depressió
English > depression: 10 senses > noun 3, object
MeaningA sunken or depressed geological formation.
Synonymnatural depression
NarrowerbasinA natural depression in the surface of the land often with a lake at the bottom of it
bed, bottomA depression forming the ground under a body of water
craterA bowl-shaped depression formed by the impact of a meteorite or bomb
hole, hollowA depression hollowed out of solid matter
lowlandLow level country
sinkhole, sink, swallow holeA depression in the ground communicating with a subterranean passage (especially in limestone) and formed by solution or by collapse of a cavern roof
trench, deep, oceanic abyssA long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
troughA narrow depression (as in the earth or between ocean waves or in the ocean bed)
valley, valeA long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river
Broadergeological formation, formation(geology) the geological features of the earth
Oppositenatural elevation, elevationA raised or elevated geological formation
Spanishdepresión, depresión natural
Catalandepressió
English > depression: 10 senses > noun 4, feeling
Meaningsad feelings of gloom and inadequacy.
Narrowerdemoralization, demoralisationdepression resulting from an undermining of your morale
despondency, despondence, heartsickness, disconsolatenessFeeling downcast and disheartened and hopeless
dysphoriaAbnormal depression and discontent
helplessnessA feeling of being unable to manage
oppression, oppressivenessA feeling of being oppressed
Broadersadness, unhappinessemotions experienced when not in a state of well-being
Spanishdepre, depresión
Catalandepre, depressió
English > Depression: 10 senses > noun 5, time
MeaningA period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide / worldwide / worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment.
SynonymGreat Depression
Instance ofhistoric period, ageAn era of history having some distinctive feature
English > depression: 10 senses > noun 6, state
MeaningAn air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation.
Synonymlow
Part ofcyclone(meteorology) rapid inward circulation of air masses about a low pressure center
Broaderair massA large body of air with uniform / uniform characteristics / characteristics horizontally
Spanishbajas presiones, depresión
Catalanbaixes pressions, depressió
English > depression: 10 senses > noun 7, state
MeaningA state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention.
Synonymsdepressive disorder, clinical depression
Narroweragitated depressionA state of clinical depression in which the person exhibits irritability and restlessness
anaclitic depressionsevere and progressive depression in infants who lose their mother and do not get a suitable substitute
dysthymia, dysthymic depressionmild chronic depression
endogenous depressionA state of depression for which there is no apparent precipitating cause
exogenous depression, reactive depressionAn inappropriate state of depression that is precipitated by events in the person's life (to be distinguished from normal grief)
major depressive episode(psychiatry) a state of depression with all the classic symptoms (anhedonia and lethargy and sleep disturbance and despondency and morbid thoughts and feelings of worthlessness and sometimes attempted suicide) but with no known organic dysfunction
neurotic depressionA term used for any state of depression that is not psychotic
psychotic depressionA state of depression so severe that the person loses contact with reality and suffers a variety of functional impairments
retarded depressionA state of clinical depression in which the individual is lethargic and slow to initiate action
Broaderaffective disorder, major affective disorder, emotional disorder, emotional disturbanceAny mental disorder not caused by detectable organic abnormalities of the brain and in which a major disturbance of emotions is predominant
Spanishdepresión clínica
English > depression: 10 senses > noun 8, shape
MeaningA concavity in a surface produced by pressing.
Synonymsimpression, imprint
Narrowercrevice, cranny, crack, fissure, chapA long narrow depression in a surface
dimpleA small natural hollow in the cheek or chin
dimpleAny slight depression in a surface
dipA depression in an otherwise level surface
groove, channelA long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record)
incision, scratch, prick, slit, dentA depression scratched or carved into a surface
sag, droopA shape that sags
wrinkle, furrow, crease, crinkle, seam, lineA slight depression in the smoothness of a surface
Broaderconcave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvatureA shape that curves or bends inward
Spanishimpresión, marca
Catalanemprempta, impressió, marca
English > depression: 10 senses > noun 9, relation
Meaningangular distance below the horizon (especially of a celestial object).
Broaderangular positionrelation by which any position with respect to any other position is established
Spanishdepresión
Catalandepressió
English > depression: 10 senses > noun 10, act
Meaningpushing down.
Example"depression of the space bar on the typewriter"
Narrowerclick, mouse clickdepression of a button on a computer mouse
Broaderpush, pushingThe act of applying force in order to move something away
Spanishpulsación
Catalandepressió
Verbsdepresspress down

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