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Dismal meaning

dismal - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. Fatal; ill- omened; unlucky.
  2. 2. Gloomy to the eye or ear; sorrowful and depressing to the feelings; foreboding; cheerless; dull; dreary; as, a dismal outlook; dismal stories; a dismal place.
  3. 3. Gloomy; dreary.

dismal - examples of usage

  1. For a moment Dolph was overcome by this dismal sight, for he was seized with the fear that his mother had perished in the flames. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. All Granada was in agitation on the morning of this dismal day. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  3. No doubt the science is dismal enough so far as it leads us to reflect upon the needless misery existing on every side. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
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