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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

I have never seen a situation so dismal that a policeman couldn't make it worse.
Brendan Behan

Half of the secular unrest and dismal, profane sadness of modern society comes from the vain ideas that every man is bound to be a critic for life.
Henry Van Dyke

The left puts a lot of faith in a lot of people in the past that were dismal failures that they think are the greatest people who ever lived.
Rush Limbaugh

I find most 'sacred music' pretty dismal.
Dick Cavett

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