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depressing

adjective uk   /dɪˈpres.ɪŋ/ us  
B2 making you feel unhappy and without hope for the future: This weather is so depressing. Her letter made depressing reading. [+ -ing verb] It was very depressing watching the news tonight. [+ to infinitive] It's depressing to think that it will soon be winter.
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in Korean 우울하게 만드는…
in Arabic كَئيب…
in Portuguese deprimente…
in Catalan depriment…
in Japanese 気を滅入らせる…
in Italian deprimente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 令人沮喪的,使人感到壓抑的…
in Russian наводящий уныние…
in Turkish kasvetli, iç karartıcı, karamsarlık veren…
in Chinese (Simplified) 令人沮丧的,使人感到压抑的…
in Polish przygnębiający…
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