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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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or whom, depressingly, they may have become in the years since high school's peer-correct period of alienation.
The evening news prefers to shock and titillate, following the motto "if it bleeds, it leads." A depressingly dysfunctional cast of misfits are paraded before us on afternoon talk shows.
Accountants are hopelessly unimaginative and depressingly juvenile when it comes to computer passwords, a survey reveals.
Burchfield (1996), "The use of he instead of him in an objective position, an indication of genuine illiteracy, is now depressingly common." That Burchfield always has been a hard-ass.
Although the area looks depressingly barren except where it is crossed by rivers running down from the high Andes to the east, the ancient civilizations mastered the art of irrigation, channeling the precious water so that barely a drop was wasted.
Written in 1950, it reveals that the Romantic spirit lived well into the present century and in such a depressingly unlikely place as Soviet-dominated Hungary.
The odds of winning a spot in this dance ensemble were therefore depressingly low.
He knows who's who on the various sides of scholarly race debates, but exhibits little personal experience with blacks who aren't "pathological" or with honest-to-goodness white racists, who remain depressingly numerous, in my experience.
If the celebrations had a depressingly muted quality, it's because this is not the most auspicious historical moment for women around the world--or in this country for that matter.
The sexual ethos of C&W and rap are depressingly similar: the men of both genres are champion chauvinists.
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).