depressingly depressingly  /dɪ ˈprɛ sɪŋ li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in a depressing manner or to a depressing degree

Usage(s):

  1. The neighbors' tales had a depressingly familiar ring.
  2. The language of the moment is Chinese, and the expert advice is depressingly similar.
  3. It's depressingly easy to find female journalists who will tolerate or ignore bigotry if it means getting into the boys' club someday.

News

  • Privacy, please: New technologies could hide your identity online

    You may want to stay anonymous online — that doesn't mean you can. Data crunching has grown so sophisticated and powerful, privacy researchers now warn that tracing identities from a pool of supposedly "anonymized" data is not just a possibility, it's a certainty."It is depressingly hard to try to anonymize data in a way that resists identification by a committed adversary," Arvind Narayanan, a ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

Quotes

  1. "The news about Wayne is depressingly sad," former England boss Robson told BBC Radio Five Live's Sportsweek programme. "Without him we've gone from possible World Cup winners to outsiders. You cannot replace Rooney. I don't think there's...
    on Apr 30, 2006 By: Sir Bobby Robson Source: Sportinglife.com

  2. "The fact of the matter is we still depressingly do not respect one another. I have often said black consciousness did not finish the work it set out to do," said Tutu.
    on Sep 27, 2006 By: Desmond Tutu Source: FOXNews

  3. Due to post-war architectural carelessness, sink estates across Britain were "unloved and relentlessly, depressingly ugly," Charles added.
    on Jan 31, 2008 By: Prince Charles Source: AFP

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