Antonyms of noun depression

1 of 10 senses of depression

Sense 1
depression -- (a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity)
       Antonym of elation (Sense 1)
      => elation -- (an exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism; an absence of depression)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun depression

10 senses of depression

Sense 1
depression -- (a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity)
       => psychological state, psychological condition, mental state, mental condition -- ((psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic; "a manic state")

Sense 2
depression, slump, economic crisis -- (a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment)
       => economic condition -- (the condition of the economy)
       => crisis -- (an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty; "they went bankrupt during the economic crisis")

Sense 3
natural depression, depression -- (a sunken or depressed geological formation)
       => geological formation, formation -- ((geology) the geological features of the earth)

Sense 4
depression -- (sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy)
       => sadness, unhappiness -- (emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being)

Sense 5
Depression, Great Depression -- (a period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment)
       INSTANCE OF=> historic period, age -- (an era of history having some distinctive feature; "we live in a litigious age")

Sense 6
low, depression -- (an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation; "a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow")
       => air mass -- (a large body of air with uniform characteristics horizontally)

Sense 7
depressive disorder, clinical depression, depression -- (a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention)
       => affective disorder, major affective disorder, emotional disorder, emotional disturbance -- (any mental disorder not caused by detectable organic abnormalities of the brain and in which a major disturbance of emotions is predominant)

Sense 8
depression, impression, imprint -- (a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud")
       => concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature -- (a shape that curves or bends inward)

Sense 9
depression -- (angular distance below the horizon (especially of a celestial object))
       => angular position -- (relation by which any position with respect to any other position is established)

Sense 10
depression -- (pushing down; "depression of the space bar on the typewriter")
       => push, pushing -- (the act of applying force in order to move something away; "he gave the door a hard push"; "the pushing is good exercise")

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