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de·pres·sive

 (dĭ-prĕs′ĭv)
adj.
1. Tending to depress or lower.
2. Depressing; gloomy: "Americans entertained the depressive thought that they had ceased to be themselves" (Lance Morrow).
3. Of or relating to depression as a mood disorder.
n.
A person who is affected with depression as a mood disorder.

de·pres′sive·ly adv.
de·pres′sive·ness n.

depressive

(dɪˈprɛsɪv)
adj
1. (Psychology) tending to depress; causing depression
2. (Psychology) psychol tending to be subject to periods of depression. See also manic-depressive
deˈpressively adv
deˈpressiveness n

de•pres•sive

(dɪˈprɛs ɪv)

adj.
1. tending to depress.
2. characterized by mental depression.
n.
3. a person suffering from a depressive illness.
[1610–20]
de•pres′sive•ly, adv.
de•pres′sive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.depressive - someone suffering psychological depression
melancholiac, melancholic - someone subject to melancholia
diseased person, sick person, sufferer - a person suffering from an illness
Translations

depressive

[dɪˈpresɪv]
A. ADJdepresivo
B. Ndepresivo/a m/f

depressive

[dɪˈprɛsɪv] (MEDICINE)
adj [person] → dépressif/ive; [illness] → dépressif/ive
n (= person) → dépressif/ive m/f

depressive

adjdepressiv
nan Depressionen Leidende(r) mf; to be a depressivedepressiv sein

depressive

[dɪˈprɛsɪv]
1. adjdepressivo/a
2. n (Psych) → depresso/a

de·pres·sive

a. depresivo-a, deprimente;
___ disordertrastorno ___.

depressive

adj depresivo
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