Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Cheerless; doleful; gloomy.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "dismal":

  1. Dismal weather, ain't it? - "Mrs. Skaggs's Husbands and Other Stories", Bret Harte.
  2. I'm sure I don't want to talk about anything dismal this delicious morning. - "Amos Huntingdon", T.P. Wilson.
  3. They don't look fit for such a life; they look above so dismal a fate. - "The Children's Pilgrimage", L. T. Meade.