What is another word for depresses?

Pronunciation: [dɪpɹˈɛsɪz] (IPA)

Depresses is a verb that means to lower someone's spirits or mood. There are many synonyms for this word, including saddens, disheartens, discourages, demoralizes, and dejects. Each of these words implies a sense of emotional deflation or loss of motivation. Other synonyms include oppresses, weighs down, and saps, which suggest a heavy emotional burden or drain on one's energy. Dismays, crushes, and saddens all indicate a deep sense of sorrow or disappointment. Regardless of the synonym used, the message remains the same: to depress someone is to negatively impact their emotional well-being.

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Usage examples for Depresses

Poor blood, first of all, depresses the nervous system, and the girl feels gloomy and good for nothing; she hates to go out into the cold air because she chills; yet that cold air is what she needs more than anything else in the world.
"Parent and Child Vol. III., Child Study and Training"
Mosiah Hall
An empty grate always depresses me, because if it is sunny and hot I want to be out-of-doors, and if it is not, I want my fire.
"Winding Paths"
Gertrude Page
Ante-pituitary dominance in a male reinforces the general masculinity while the post-pituitary depresses it.
"The Glands Regulating Personality"
Louis Berman, M.D.

Famous quotes with Depresses

  • I do talk less now because the sound of my voice saying over and over the things I said years ago embarrasses and depresses me. Why do I say the same things over and over?
    Carroll O'Connor
  • Such a tendency has the slave-trade to debauch men's minds, and harden them to every feeling of humanity! For I will not suppose that the dealers in slaves are born worse than other men—No; it is the fatality of this mistaken avarice, that it corrupts the milk of human kindness and turns it into gall. And, had the pursuits of those men been different, they might have been as generous, as tender-hearted and just, as they are unfeeling, rapacious and cruel. Surely this traffic cannot be good, which spreads like a pestilence, and taints what it touches! which violates that first natural right of mankind, equality and independency, and gives one man a dominion over his fellows which God could never intend! For it raises the owner to a state as far above man as it depresses the slave below it; and, with all the presumption of human pride, sets a distinction between them, immeasurable in extent, and endless in duration! Yet how mistaken is the avarice even of the planters? Are slaves more useful by being thus humbled to the condition of brutes, than they would be if suffered to enjoy the privileges of men? The freedom which diffuses health and prosperity throughout Britain answers you—No. When you make men slaves you deprive them of half their virtue, you set them in your own conduct an example of fraud, rapine, and cruelty, and compel them to live with you in a state of war; and yet you complain that they are not honest or faithful! You stupify them with stripes, and think it necessary to keep them in a state of ignorance; and yet you assert that they are incapable of learning; that their minds are such a barren soil or moor, that culture would be lost on them; and that they come from a climate, where nature, though prodigal of her bounties in a degree unknown to yourselves, has left man alone scant and unfinished, and incapable of enjoying the treasures she has poured out for him!—An assertion at once impious and absurd. Why do you use those instruments of torture? Are they fit to be applied by one rational being to another? And are ye not struck with shame and mortification, to see the partakers of your nature reduced so low? But, above all, are there no dangers attending this mode of treatment? Are you not hourly in dread of an insurrection? [...] But by changing your conduct, and treating your slaves as men, every cause of fear would be banished. They would be faithful, honest, intelligent and vigorous; and peace, prosperity, and happiness, would attend you.
    Olaudah Equiano
  • Lending a favorite book has its risks; the borrower may not like it. I still don’t know a better novel than —still, every fourth or fifth borrower returns it unfinished: it depresses him; besides that, he didn’t believe it. More borrowers than this return the first volume of unfinished: they were bored. There is no book you can lend people that all of them will like.
    Randall Jarrell

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