Associations to the word «Dismal»

Wiktionary

DISMAL, adjective. Disappointingly inadequate.
DISMAL, adjective. Gloomy and bleak.
DISMAL, adjective. Depressing.
DISMAL SCIENCE, noun. (idiomatic) (sometimes derogatory) (sometimes humorous) Economics or the field of political economy.

Dictionary definition

DISMAL, adjective. 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".

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