Antonyms of verb depress

1 of 5 senses of depress

Sense 1
depress, deject, cast down, get down, dismay, dispirit, demoralize, demoralise -- (lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her")
       Antonym of elate (Sense 1)
      => elate, lift up, uplift, pick up, intoxicate -- (fill with high spirits; fill with optimism; "Music can uplift your spirits")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb depress

5 senses of depress

Sense 1
depress, deject, cast down, get down, dismay, dispirit, demoralize, demoralise -- (lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her")
       => discourage -- (deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged)

Sense 2
depress -- (lower (prices or markets); "The glut of oil depressed gas prices")
       => lower, take down, let down, get down, bring down -- (move something or somebody to a lower position; "take down the vase from the shelf")

Sense 3
lower, depress -- (cause to drop or sink; "The lack of rain had depressed the water level in the reservoir")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 4
press down, depress -- (press down; "Depress the space key")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 5
depress -- (lessen the activity or force of; "The rising inflation depressed the economy")
       => weaken -- (lessen the strength of; "The fever weakened his body")

Antonyms of adj depressing

1 sense of depressing

Sense 1
depressing (vs. cheerful), cheerless, uncheerful -- (causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy; "the economic outlook is depressing"; "something cheerless about the room"; "a moody and uncheerful person"; "an uncheerful place")

cheerful (vs. depressing) -- (being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits; "her cheerful nature"; "a cheerful greeting"; "a cheerful room"; "as cheerful as anyone confined to a hospital bed could be")
        => beaming, glad -- (cheerful and bright; "a beaming smile"; "a glad May morning")
        => beamish, smiling (prenominal), twinkly -- (smiling with happiness or optimism; "Come to my arms, my beamish boy!"- Lewis Carroll; "a room of smiling faces"; "a round red twinkly Santa Claus")
        => blithe, blithesome, lighthearted, lightsome, light-hearted -- (carefree and happy and lighthearted; "was loved for her blithe spirit"; "a merry blithesome nature"; "her lighthearted nature"; "trilling songs with a lightsome heart")
        => buoyant, chirpy, perky -- (characterized by liveliness and lightheartedness; "buoyant spirits"; "his quick wit and chirpy humor"; "looking bright and well and chirpy"; "a perky little widow in her 70s")
        => cheery, gay, sunny -- (bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer; "a cheery hello"; "a gay sunny room"; "a sunny smile")
        => chipper, debonair, debonaire, jaunty -- (having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air; "looking chipper, like a man...diverted by his own wit"- Frances G. Patton; "life that is gay, brisk, and debonair"- H.M.Reynolds; "walked with a jaunty step"; "a jaunty optimist")

Similarity of adj depressing

1 sense of depressing

Sense 1
depressing (vs. cheerful), cheerless, uncheerful -- (causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy; "the economic outlook is depressing"; "something cheerless about the room"; "a moody and uncheerful person"; "an uncheerful place")
       => blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, dreary -- (causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather")
       => somber, sombre, melancholy -- (grave or even gloomy in character; "solemn and mournful music"; "a suit of somber black"; "a somber mood")
          Also See-> joyless#1; unhappy#1

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