What does dismal mean?

Definitions for dismal
ˈdɪz məldis·mal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, dreary(adj)

    causing dejection

    "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"

Wiktionary

  1. dismal(Adjective)

    Disappointingly inadequate.

    He received a dismal compensation

    Etymology: From dies and malus ("bad day").

  2. dismal(Adjective)

    Gloomy and bleak.

    The storm made for a dismal weekend

    Etymology: From dies and malus ("bad day").

  3. dismal(Adjective)

    Depressing.

    She was lost in dismal thoughts of despair

    Etymology: From dies and malus ("bad day").

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dismal(adj)

    fatal; ill-omened; unlucky

  2. Dismal(adj)

    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

  1. Dismal

    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.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dismal in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dismal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of dismal in a Sentence

  1. Kathleen Brooks:

    Although the Remain camp has managed to stem the recent wave of support for the Brexiteers, the outcome is still very much uncertain and trading is likely to be sporadic and volumes thin in the next two sessions, with the EU referendum on a knife-edge, the market is right to look elsewhere for direction. Some of this came from Yellen, who reinforced (the) message that the Fed will slow the pace of rate hikes if the U.S. economy posts another dismal jobs report for June.

  2. Stephen Innes:

    It's not economic uncertainty we should be worried about rather its the doom and gloom economic realities that the key forward-looking manufacturing PMI's are telling us about the dismal health of this rapidly deteriorating global macro environment.

  3. David Tulk:

    The final quarter of the year is looking rather dismal for the Canadian economy, the wider backdrop of falling oil prices and renewed caution among businesses investing in the oil sands suggests the risk of an extended slowdown heading into Q1 remains significant.

  4. Phil Robertson:

    Nothing that Amos Yee said or posted should ever have been considered criminal -- much less merit incarceration, the dismal state of Singapore's respect for free expression can be seen in the decision to impose the criminal justice system on outspoken 16-year-olds.

  5. Sadie Weiner:

    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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