Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “depressed”

depressed

adjective (REDUCED)    /dɪˈprest/
C2 not having enough money, jobs, or business activity: In a depressed market, it's difficult to sell goods unless you lower your prices. an economically depressed areaEconomics and the state of the economy
(Definition of depressed adjective (REDUCED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of depressed

Definitions of “depressed” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

handout

a document given to students or reporters which contains information about a particular subject

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More