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Adjective
Causing or marked by an atmosphere lacking in cheer
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“I laughed despite my dismal mood and felt better than I had all night.”
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Causing a mood of sadness or depression
“This must be ever remembered as a melancholy day, for it brought me the dismal news of my great and good friend, Dr. Samuel Johnson.”
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Pitifully or disgracefully bad
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“Whoever is in the kitchen is a dismal chef who doesn't taste, love or care about food.”
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(of the weather) Dark or overcast
“The dismal weather deepened his customary melancholy.”
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(especially of a place) Poor in quality and appearance
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Uninhabited and desolate
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Giving the impression of vast, dark depths
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Arousing little or no interest
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