“Depression” is a word we hear often, because it can be used in different ways. The word “depression” has three major definitions.
A feeling of extreme unhappiness or discouragement.
My mother went through a depression after my father’s death.
A severe economic recession; when an economy is suffering.
The Great Depression in the United States was a difficult time to find work, and support a family.
Something that is pushed down, sunken, or hollow on the surface.
We were planning to build a house on this property, but now we have noticed a big depression on the land, that might lead to flooding.
Below are a few synonyms to this commonly used word, depression, and examples of how to use them, so you can start practicing using them today!
Feeling an extreme sadness.
The woman felt dejected after her beloved dog died.
After the events of the previous day, I woke up feeling an extreme dejection.
Feeling emotionally low of hope or confidence.
I want to have hope, but after 12 rejection letters, I’m beginning to feel a merciless despondency.
Together, with love and support, we’ve gotten past the moment of despondency after last year’s events.
Completely being without hope.
Do not despair; you need to have hope for each and every day!
The music had so much despair to the tune and melody.
Feeling emotional darkness.[/en
[en]Walking through that dark, thick forest, I couldn’t help but feel a kind of gloom being there alone.
It was a rainy, dark, gloomy day, but sometimes, those are my favorite.
Not having hope.
It’s true, after a certain amount of rejections, I began to feel hopeless, but now in retrospect, I see the benefits of the situation.
Hopelessness will benefit no one if you let it consume you.
A physical, mental, or emotional distress.
There was so much misery during the war, but as a community, we always maintained hope.
Misery is a dangerous emotion if you let it stay with you for too long.
An emotion of severe sadness or distress caused by loss or disappointment.
After my friend’s funeral, the sorrow stayed with me for months and years after.
The film was sorrowful, but so beautiful in its message.
A period of economic decline in a nation or city.
The recession resulted in a lot of lost homes and businesses.
The big question is what will happen to all of the recent college graduates, during this recession?
An empty space within a solid object.
My dentist found a deep cavity in one of the molars of my teeth.
The car made a heavy noise as it drove over the large cavity in the road.
A small hollow made by pressure.
I dropped my phone, and was so upset to find an ugly dent on its side, when I picked it up.
The car parked next to mine was too close, and its driver dented my side door when opening theirs.[/en
A deep dip in something.
The scar on my right arm has left an indentation that always reminds me of the day I had my bicycle accident.
My boyfriend bought me a silver necklace with an indentation of a heart.