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    depressive or depressing?

    Hi,
    I am wondering what is the difference between "depressive" and "depressing". I use them the same.
    Please correct my mistakes if you encounter any.

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    Re: depressive or depressing?

    They are not the same. In fact, I can't think of a case where one can substitute for the other.

    Depressive describes a person or personality subject to depression. Depressing​ describes something which makes people depressed.
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    Re: depressive or depressing?

    Personality subject like what?
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    Re: depressive or depressing?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Depressive describes a person or personality subject to depression.
    Quote Originally Posted by Narkises View Post
    Personality subject like what?
    Subject to means "having a tendency for". A person with a depressive personality tends to become depressed.
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