depressed

I
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. discouraged, pessimistic, cast down; see sad 1 .
See Synonym Study at sad .
II
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. downhearted melancholy, *blue, *bummed out, *down in the dumps, disconsolate, dejected, unhappy, low, woebegone, dispirited, down, sad, glum, suicidal, sullen, *down in the mouth, in the doldrums, despondent, miserable, heavy-hearted, hopeless, in a black mood, carrying the weight of the world, gloomy, empty.
2. impoverished poor, suffering hard times, in a recession.
ANT.: 1. happy, euphoric, elated. 2. booming, prospering
III
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. In low spirits: blue, dejected, desolate, dispirited, down, downcast, downhearted, dull, dysphoric, gloomy, heavy-hearted, low, melancholic, melancholy, sad, spiritless, tristful, unhappy, wistful. Idiom: down at (or in) the mouth. See HAPPY. 2. Economically and socially below standard: backward, deprived, disadvantaged, impoverished, underprivileged. See RICH.

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