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depressing

(dĭ-prĕs′ĭng)
adj.
Causing sadness, gloom, or dejection: depressing news; a depressing movie; rainy, depressing weather.

de·press′ing·ly adv.
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The two lobed forms look at once surprisingly similar and depressingly different: In the cutout of the bay as it looks today, the old coastline's undulations are gone, transformed into the geometric shapes of piers and buildings.
Watching this spring's Oscar broadcast was a more depressingly surreal experience than usual.
ENGLISH rugby finds itself in a depressingly familiar situation today - awaiting medical opinion on fly-half superstar Jonny Wilkinson.
Everywhere you looked, there was a sea of red and a depressingly smaller sea of blue.
Columnist Froma Harrop wrote recently of children who have been saddled with depressingly shallow names like Lexus, Chanel, Armani, Cartier, and the unpronounceably banal Espn, which found its way onto the birth certificates of at least two boys in this country in 2003.
A slow pace for the future aside, however, the first quarter's increased activity had a significant impact after nearly two years of depressingly sluggish demand.
or whom, depressingly, they may have become in the years since high school's peer-correct period of alienation.
Burchfield (1996), "The use of he instead of him in an objective position, an indication of genuine illiteracy, is now depressingly common.
But as these words are written early in July, there seems to be every reason to conclude that once again, after half a century of failed attempts to institute a rational and humane health-care system in the United States, we've missed the boat--for this year and, it seems depressingly likely, for years to come.
It's the irrelevant fripperies which sell the books (at exorbitant prices), as Harriet Bernstein-Tyson makes depressingly clear in her lucid, pithy A Conspiracy of Good Intentions: America's Textbook Fiasco (Council for Basic Education, 725 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005).
If our numbers look depressingly large, it's because we use a 3/4-cup serving--which the USDA says is more typical than the standard 1/2 cup (listed on most labels as four fluid ounces).