blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, dreary(adj)
"a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather"
He received a dismal compensation
Gloomy and bleak.
The storm made for a dismal weekend
She was lost in dismal thoughts of despair
Origin: From dies and malus ("bad day").
fatal; ill-omened; unlucky
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
diz′mal, adj. gloomy: dreary: sorrowful: depressing.—adv. Dis′mally.—ns. Dis′malness, Dismal′ity.—n.pl. Dis′mals, mournings.—The dismals, the dumps. [O. Fr. dismal = L. dies mali, evil, unlucky days. Skeat makes O. Fr. dismal correspond to Low L. decimalis, of a tenth, pertaining to tithes—L. decimus, tenth—decem, ten.]
The numerical value of dismal in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of dismal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Countrywide's fraud is borne out by the transactions' dismal performance.
It's looking pretty dismal over much of the West, but there are some areas where we're OK.
The past weekend will not save this holiday season, but combined with online sales, it would certainly save the year from being a dismal one.
Half of the secular unrest and dismal, profane sadness of modern society comes from the vain ideas that every man is bound to be a critic for life.
Panicked over his dismal reelection prospects, it appears that no bloc of Illinois voters is safe from the over-the-top and offensive rhetoric that seems to spew weekly from Mark Kirk's mouth.
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Translations for dismal
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- неприветлив, мрачен, тъжен, унилBulgarian
- surullinen, synkkäFinnish
- déprimant, morne, lugubreFrench
- brònachScottish Gaelic
- elszomorító, bús, komor, sötét, gyászos, szomorú, vigasztalan, lehangoló, sikertelenHungarian
- stusslig, sturenNorwegian
- sombrio, inadequadoPortuguese
- dezamagitor de inadecvat, deprimantRomanian
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