Definition of depression

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • depression is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 13
  • depression is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 13
  • depression is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 15

Definition of depression


  • a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. clinical depression
    2. depressive disorder
  • a period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. great depression
  • an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. low
  • a concavity in a surface produced by pressing (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. impression
    2. imprint
  • a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. economic crisis
    2. slump
  • a sunken or depressed geological formation (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. natural depression
  • a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity (noun)
  • angular distance below the horizon (especially of a celestial object) (noun)
  • pushing down (noun)

    Examples

    1. depression of the space bar on the typewriter
  • sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy (noun)

See definition of depression in Merriam Webster

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