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Dismal | Definition of Dismal by Merriam-Webster
The Evil History of Dismal. In late antiquity, certain days each month, called “Egyptian days,” were regarded as inauspicious, probably as a relic of ancient Egyptian belief.
Dismal | Define Dismal at Dictionary.com
1275–1325; Middle English dismale unlucky time, dismol day one of two days in each month considered unlucky (hence later taken as adj.) Anglo-French dis mal Medieval Latin diēs malī literally, evil days
Dismal - definition of dismal by The Free Dictionary
dismal - Comes from French dies mali, "evil days," and first meant the 24 evil or unlucky days of the medieval calendar (two per month).
dismal | Definition of dismal in English by Oxford ...
Definition of dismal - causing a mood of gloom or depression. ‘On a fatal journey back to England a storm rocked his ship and as the crew and dismal captain bailed water from the ship, an amazing thing happened for John.’
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Dismal Synonyms, Dismal Antonyms | Merriam-Webster Thesaurus
dismal, dreary, bleak, gloomy, cheerless, desolate mean devoid of cheer or comfort. dismal indicates extreme and utterly depressing gloominess.. dismal weather; dreary, often interchangeable with dismal, emphasizes discouragement resulting from sustained dullness or futility.. a dreary job; bleak suggests chill, dull, and barren characteristics that utterly dishearten.
Dismal dictionary definition | dismal defined
The proposed rising was a dismal failure, but the Habeas Corpus Act was suspended and Thistlewood and Watson were seized, although upon being tried they were acquitted.; Cultivation does not begin till the limits of this dismal region are passed.; On the Coastal Plain the cypress grows in the Dismal Swamp, river birch along the streams, and sweet gum and black gum in swampy woods.
dismal - Dictionary Definition : Vocabulary.com
Dismal is a dreary, depressing sort of bad. "With the cold rain and their team behind by six field goals, the mood in the stands was so dismal even the cheerleaders had lost their 'Rah.'"
DISMAL | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
In fact, all four explanations are probably involved in the dismal growth record of resource-rich countries, with their relative importance varying from country to country.
Dismal - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
A dismal first half when England conceded three tries to trail by 16 points, 22-6, at half-time put the writing on the wall for Jones' mob before improving in the second half.