Antonyms for depression

Grammar : Noun
Spell : dih-presh-uhn
Phonetic Transcription : dɪˈprɛʃ ən

Definition of depression

Origin :
  • late 14c. as a term in astronomy, from Old French depression (14c.) or directly from Latin depressionem (nominative depressio), noun of action from past participle stem of deprimere "to press down, depress" (see depress).
  • Attested from 1650s in the literal sense; meaning "dejection, depression of spirits" is from early 15c. (as a clinical term in psychology, from 1905); meteorological sense is from 1881 (in reference to barometric pressure); meaning "a lowering or reduction in economic activity" was in use by 1826; given a specific application (with capital D-) by 1934 to the one that began worldwide in 1929. For "melancholy, depression" an Old English word was grevoushede.
  • noun low spirits; despair
  • noun economic decline
  • noun concavity, cavity
Example sentences :
  • "There's not much variety," he answered, with a convincing droop of depression.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • The depression in business also had its effect upon the country.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • In my lifetime—in depression and in war—they have awaited our defeat.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • But, what with the heat and with heaviness of spirit, he did not notice her depression until he rose.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The hope of motherhood alternated with black fits of depression.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • And then she was gone, and he had a sense of loss and depression.
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • What do you think is the cause of his appearance of depression?'
  • Extract from : « Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit » by Charles Dickens
  • All the depression he felt a short time before had vanished.
  • Extract from : « One Day's Courtship » by Robert Barr
  • "One gains a bit of time," said the young lover, in a tone of depression.
  • Extract from : « The Coryston Family » by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • By the time I reached the gate of the park, my depression had nearly vanished.
  • Extract from : « Wilfrid Cumbermede » by George MacDonald

Synonyms for depression

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