- disastrous; calamitous.
- unlucky; sinister.
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Origin of dismal
OTHER WORDS FROM dismaldis·mal·ly, adverbdis·mal·ness, dis·mal·i·ty, noun
Example sentences from the Web for dismal
Many of the evictions taking place will go through housing courts, which have historically had dismal outcomes for defendants.Logging in to get kicked out: Inside America’s virtual eviction crisis|Eileen Guo|December 2, 2020|MIT Technology Review
The news you focus on doesn’t have to be so dark and dismal, either.Four science conversations worth having this holiday|Purbita Saha|November 27, 2020|Popular Science
For years, the conversation about local news has been almost entirely a dismal one.‘Go in small with clear-eyed expectations’: How a crop of startups are trying to make for-profit local news work|Steven Perlberg|November 11, 2020|Digiday
When I asked oil and gas industry insiders why Pembina would push so hard for a project with such dismal economic prospects, they offered a startling explanation.It’s His Land. Now a Canadian Company Gets to Take It.|by Lee van der Voo for ProPublica|October 1, 2020|ProPublica
A study of articles published in 2009 across 10 biomedical disciplines showed a dismal picture.Biomedical studies are including more female subjects (finally)|Bethany Brookshire|June 9, 2020|Science News
Here and there however a few shrubs partially concealed the sand, and gave a variety to the scene which was dismally triste.
As Gale and Phyllis lay down on their bed of boughs in the tent with Valerie, a coyote howled dismally in the distance.The Adventure Girls at K Bar O|Clair Blank
My cow lowed dismally, and wouldn't eat, when I sold her calf; but she soon got used to doing without it.
When I got back to the house already dismally affected, I was still more sadly downcast at the sight of Mary.
The fire was a good blaze before he entered, limping dismally into the kitchen.