The enthusiasm among Democrats for Barack Obama has subsided under the depressing pall of events since 2009.
What's depressing is that these tactics keep interesting oddballs out of elected office.
depressing is really what Cuba has become—repression, bureaucracy, and crippling poverty.
early 14c., "put down by force," from Old French depresser, from Late Latin depressare, frequentative of Latin deprimere "press down," from de- "down" (see de-) + premere "to press" (see press (v.1)).
Meaning "push down physically" is from early 15c.; that of "deject, make gloomy" is from 1620s; economic sense of "lower in value" is from 1878. Related: Depressed; depressing.
depress de·press (dĭ-prěs')
To lower in spirits; deject.
To cause to drop or sink; lower.
To press down.
To lessen the activity or force of something.