Depression noun - A state or spell of low spirits.
Usage example: we threw our friend a party just to jar him out of his depression
Despair is a synonym for depression in uneasiness topic. In some cases you can use "Despair" instead a noun "Depression", when it comes to topics like melancholy, dejection, sorrow.
Despair noun - Utter loss of hope.
Usage example: the endless drought drove the farmers to despair
Depression is a synonym for despair in despondency topic. You can use "Depression" instead a noun "Despair", if it concerns topics such as dejection, uneasiness, sorrow.
- sadness and depression
- sadness and despair
- distress and depression
- distress and despair
- melancholy and depression
- melancholy and despair
- despondency and depression
- despondency and despair
- dejection and depression
- dejection and despair
- sorrow and depression
- sorrow and despair
- gloom and depression
- gloom and despair
How words are described
|emotional||emotional depression||emotional despair|
|human||human depression||human despair|
|pure||pure depression||pure despair|
|complete||complete depression||complete despair|
|Other adjectives: utter, deep, likely, constant, severe, crushing, massive, extreme, black, inner, widespread, general, outright, economic, crippling, existential, worse.|
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