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Low, initially depressed state of mind (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

mood

Here is my best explanation:

'state of mind' is the definition.

(I've seen this before)

'low initially depressed' is the subsidiary indication.

'low' becomes 'moo' ('moo' can be a synonym of 'low').

'initially' suggests taking the first letters.

The initial letter of 'depressed' is 'd'.

'moo'+'d'='mood'

This clue was last seen in Evening Standard

(Other definitions for mood that I've seen before include "Humour - bad temper", "melancholy", "feelings", "State of mind, humour", "frame", "An atmosphere of doom", "Disposition", "Depression", "A feeling of doom" and "sullenness may be indicative".)

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