Cheery and Depressing


Cheery adjective - Serving to lift one's spirits.
Usage example: a cheery, unexpected compliment can really make another person's day

Depressing is an antonym for cheery.


Depressing adjective - Causing or marked by an atmosphere lacking in cheer.
Usage example: the depressing atmosphere of the funeral

Cheery is an antonym for depressing.

Both words in one sentence

  • It may have an overly cheery or depressing sound to it or the tune just seems to be completely out of place.
  • Christmas Songs The contrast of the lyrics with the cheery, upbeat music makes it more depressing than a really depressing thing.
  • The more depressing the first, the more likely an extremely fast and cheery song will follow.
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