undepressive

depressive

[dih-pres-iv]
adjective
1.
tending to depress.
2.
characterized by depression, especially mental depression.
noun
3.
a person suffering from a depressive illness.

Origin:
1610–20; depress + -ive

depressively, adverb
depressiveness, noun
nondepressive, adjective
nondepressively, adverb
overdepressive, adjective
overdepressively, adverb
overdepressiveness, noun
postdepressive, adjective
undepressive, adjective
undepressively, adverb
undepressiveness, noun
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depressive (dɪˈprɛsɪv)
 
adj
1.  tending to depress; causing depression
2.  psychol See also manic-depressive tending to be subject to periods of depression
 
de'pressively
 
adv
 
de'pressiveness
 
n

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depressive
1610s, from L. depress-, pp. stem of deprimere (see depress) + -ive. In psychology, from 1905.
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depressive de·pres·sive (dĭ-prěs'ĭv)
adj.

  1. Tending to depress or lower.

  2. Depressing; gloomy.

  3. Of or relating to psychological depression.

n.
A person suffering from psychological depression.
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