Depressing and Sad


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

Sad is a synonym for depressing in dismal topic. In some cases you can use "Sad" instead an adjective "Depressing", when it comes to topics like depressed, unhappy, bleak, sorrowful. popular alternative
Nearby Words: depress, depressed, depression, depressive, depressor
Synonyms for Depressing


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Sad adjective – Feeling unhappiness.
Usage example: movies in which the hero dies always make us feel sad

Depressing is a synonym for sad in tragic topic. You can use "Depressing" instead an adjective "Sad", if it concerns topics such as unfortunate, depressed, unhappy, sorrowful. popular alternative
Nearby Words: sadness, sadly
Synonyms for Sad

Things that words describes

life depressing life sad life
part depressing part sad part
state depressing state sad state
truth depressing truth sad truth
Other nouns: note, look, place, scene, episode, moment, case, fact, way, example, tone, version, song, events, lyrics, songs, backstory, scenes, endings, moments.

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