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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Someone in a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity; adj. - Causing or suggestive of sorrow or gloom.

Usage examples (38)
  • This chapter is devoted to a discussion of the specific set of behaviors and feelings that make up what we call the depressive syndrome.
  • The depressive ... but the depressive is the very opposite of the hollow man!
  • I could never be described as a depressive person, but I seem to be doing a good impression of it this season.
  • He writes interestingly about Burns's fits of "Hypochondria", connecting them to what we today would call depressive illness. for more
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