Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

depressed

depressed
Meaning(s)
1) in a state of decline or weakness
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • depressed market/economy
  • Analysis
     To be depressed is to be in a psychological state of sadness or disposition of apathy. It can also be used to talk about situations where there has been a dramatic decline or weakness such as an economic depression. 
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Following the economic crisis, the depressed housing market led to a lot of repossessions and homelessness.
    2. The depressed economy made it difficult for companies to keep their heads above water.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. My Doctor put me on medication because I was feeling a lot of anxiety and I felt depressed.
    2. This whole area has become depressed with many shops closed and empty houses due to the downfall in the economy.
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