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dismal

adjective
 
 
/ˈdɪzməl/
very bad: In January, after a dismal holiday sales season, the retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.dismal picture/news/outlook Another damper on investment is the dismal picture for corporate profits. Investors may be deterred by the dismal performance of telecoms shares in recent weeks.
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