- disappointingly inadequate
Etymology: From the Latin dies, day, and mali, bad ("bad day").
- He received a dismal compensation
- gloomy and bleak
- The storm made for a dismal weekend
- She was lost in dismal thoughts of despair
- Dismal are the eyes of the wolf.
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