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 for depressing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Depress \De*press"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Depressed; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Depressing.] [L. depressus, p. p. of deprimere; de-
     + premere to press. See Press.]
     1. To press down; to cause to sink; to let fall; to lower;
        as, to depress the muzzle of a gun; to depress the eyes.
        "With lips depressed." --Tennyson.
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     2. To bring down or humble; to abase, as pride.
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     3. To cast a gloom upon; to sadden; as, his spirits were
        depressed.
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     4. To lessen the activity of; to make dull; embarrass, as
        trade, commerce, etc.
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     5. To lessen in price; to cause to decline in value; to
        cheapen; to depreciate.
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     6. (Math.) To reduce (an equation) in a lower degree.
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     To depress the pole (Naut.), to cause the sidereal pole to
        appear lower or nearer the horizon, as by sailing toward
        the equator.
  
     Syn: To sink; lower; abase; cast down; deject; humble;
          degrade; dispirit; discourage.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  depressing
      adj 1: causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy; "the
             economic outlook is depressing"; "something cheerless
             about the room"; "a moody and uncheerful person"; "an
             uncheerful place" [syn: depressing, cheerless,
             uncheerful] [ant: cheerful]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  51 Moby Thesaurus words for "depressing":
     affecting, afflictive, bitter, black, bleak, cheerless,
     comfortless, deplorable, depressant, depressive, discomforting,
     discouraging, disheartening, dismal, dismaying, dispiriting,
     distressful, distressing, dolorific, dolorogenic, dolorous, down,
     dreary, funereal, grievous, joyless, lamentable, melancholic,
     melancholy, mournful, moving, oppressive, painful, pathetic,
     piteous, pitiable, poignant, regrettable, rueful, sad, saddening,
     sharp, somber, sore, sorrowful, touching, triste, uncomfortable,
     woebegone, woeful, wretched
  
  

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