Depressed vs Saddened - What's the difference?

depressed | saddened |


As verbs the difference between depressed and saddened

is that depressed is (depress) while saddened is (sadden).

As an adjective depressed

is unhappy, and blaming oneself rather than others; despondent.

depressed

English

Verb

(head)
  • (depress)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • unhappy, and blaming oneself rather than others; despondent
  • Suffering from clinical depression.
  • Suffering damaging effects of economic recession.
  • Derived terms

    * depressedly * depressedness

    Synonyms

    * despondent * gloomy * melancholy * miserable * sad * unhappy * emo (qualifier)

    Antonyms

    * cheerful

    saddened

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (sadden)
  • Anagrams

    * *

    sadden

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to make sad or unhappy
  • * (Alexander Pope)
  • * , chapter=7
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=The turmoil went on—no rest, no peace. […] It was nearly eleven o'clock now, and he strolled out again. In the little fair created by the costers' barrows the evening only seemed beginning; and the naphtha flares made one's eyes ache, the men's voices grated harshly, and the girls' faces saddened one.}}
  • (rare) to become sad or unhappy
  • * {{quote-book, year=1999, author=Mary Ann Mitchell, title=Drawn To The Grave citation
  • , passage=Hyacinth perfume tickled her senses, making her feel giddy, but she saddened when she saw how uncared for the garden was.}}
  • (rare) to darken a color during dyeing
  • to render heavy or cohesive
  • * Mortimer
  • Marl is binding, and saddening of land is the great prejudice it doth to clay lands.