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Definition of Dismal

Dismal

  1. Fatal; ill-omened; unlucky.
  2. Gloomy to the eye or ear; sorrowful and depressing to the feelings; foreboding; cheerless; dull; dreary; as, a dismal outlook; dismal stories; a dismal place.

Dismal Quotations

When things are really dismal, you can laugh, or you can cave in completely.
Margaret Atwood

Most of us understand that innovation is enormously important. It's the only insurance against irrelevance. It's the only guarantee of long-term customer loyalty. It's the only strategy for out-performing a dismal economy.
Gary Hamel

Easter is not limited to the passion and death of Christ; it also includes the dismal tragedy of life unlived by the many, and all the loss of passion and truth that goes with it.
Michael Leunig

On a very gloomy dismal day, just such a one as it ought to be, I went to see Westminster Abbey.
Karl Philipp Moritz

Cynicism is tough. A cynic's point of view is really pitiful. I derive pleasure out of a lot of things in life. As long as I'm fairly healthy, it's hard to stay dismal for very long.
Shawn Colvin
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Dismal Translations

dismal in Afrikaans is alledaags, donker, onaangenaam
dismal in Finnish is surullinen
dismal in Italian is spaventoso, abominevole, orrendo, fosco
dismal in Norwegian is sturen
dismal in Spanish is triste, lobrego
dismal in Swedish is kuslig, sorglig, ruskig
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