Definition Of dismal


depressing; dreary.

the dismal weather made the late afternoon seem like evening

Example Of dismal

  • A polar jet stream appears to be the cause of the dismal weather, say the experts.

  • After the past 10 days in the spotlight, internal morale for the 200 STB staff is dismal .

  • Ali led me up a narrow path way lined with trees and brush, to a small cabin that looked desolated and dismal .

  • America and Japan also had fairly strong growth, although Western Europe had a more dismal performance.

  • And mine is the world of the rented room, where damp creeps in in the dismal gloom and music is the only thing I own.

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