Dismal – meaning of the word and examples

Causing gloom or dejection; gloomy; dreary; cheerless; melancholy: (Dictionary.com)

Characterised by ineptness or lack of skill, competence, effectiveness, imagination, or interest; pitiful: (Dictionary.com)

In a gloomy or depressed manner. (Oxford Dictionaries)

In a disgracefully bad way. (Oxford Dictionaries)

Sad and without hope: (Cambridge Dictionary)

Very bad. (Cambridge Dictionary)

Disastrous, dreadful. (Merriam – Webster)

Showing or causing gloom or depression. (Merriam – Webster)

Lacking merit particularly bad. (Merriam – Webster)


The Dismal Swamp Lords, Lucky Stiffs.


Force Motors hits 52-week low on dismal November sales.



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