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Definition 1: causing dejection - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where dismal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for dismal in the sense of this definition

(dismal is similar to ...) causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy

"the economic outlook is depressing" "something cheerless about the room" "a moody and uncheerful person" "an uncheerful place"

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