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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dismal mean? 

DISMAL (adjective)
  The adjective DISMAL has 1 sense:

1. causing dejection

  Familiarity information: DISMAL used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

DISMAL (adjective)

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Causing dejection


depressing; dismal; dreary; drear; dispiriting; disconsolate; gloomy; dingy; grim; drab; sorry; dark; blue

Context examples:

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


cheerless; uncheerful (lacking cheer; depressing)

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