What does the word dismal mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Dismalness.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Dismally.

Usage examples for dismal

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