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)

Examples

The Dismal Swamp Lords, Lucky Stiffs.

https://www.ticketfly.com/event/937113-dismal-swamp-lords-lucky-richmond/

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

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/markets/force-motors-hits-52-week-low-on-dismal-sales-performance-in-november-3254381.html

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