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English definition of “dismal”


adjective uk   /ˈdɪz.məl/ us  
sad and without hope: a dismal expressionFeeling sad and unhappyNot hopeful informal very bad: The acting was dismal, wasn't it? What dismal weather!Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
adverb uk   /-mə.li/ us  
Feeling sad and unhappyNot hopeful
(Definition of dismal from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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