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Having a somber or dismal atmosphere or nature
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“I laughed despite my dismal mood and felt better than I had all night.”
Causing a mood of sadness or depression
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“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.”
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.”
(of weather) Dark or overcast
“With regard to the dismal weather outside, it does not come as a surprise that Moser arrived looking pale after a liverish attack which had kept him awake.”
(of an area of land) Unsuitable for, or inconducive to, growing crops or vegetation
Having or arousing feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia, typically in an exaggerated and self-indulgent way
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Arousing little or no interest
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