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depressing

adjective
 
 
/dɪˈpresɪŋ/
B2 making you feel unhappy and without any hope for the future: The news is very depressing.Making people sad, shocked and upset
Translations of “depressing”
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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