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dis·mal

 (dĭz′məl)
adj.
1. Causing gloom or depression; dreary: dismal weather; took a dismal view of the economy.
2. Characterized by ineptitude, dullness, or a lack of merit: a dismal book; a dismal performance on the cello.
3. Obsolete Dreadful; disastrous.
n.
Chiefly South Atlantic US See pocosin.

[Middle English, unlucky days, unlucky, from Anglo-Norman, unlucky days, from Medieval Latin diēs malī : Latin diēs, pl. of diēs, day; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots + Latin malī, pl. of malus, evil; see mel- in Indo-European roots.]

dis′mal·ly adv.
dis′mal·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.dismally - in a cheerless manner; "in August 1914 , there was a dismally sentimental little dinner, when the French, German, Austrian and Belgian members of the committee drank together to the peace of the future"
2.dismally - in a dreadful manner; "as he looks at the mess he has left behind he must wonder how the Brits so often managed to succeed in the kind of situation where he has so dismally failed"
Translations
بِكآبَه
chmurněponuřesmutně
dystert
komoran
dapurlega
kasvetli bir şekilde

dismally

[ˈdɪzməlɪ] ADV
1. (= sadly) [say, reply] → en tono sombrío
2. (= poorly) to perform dismally [actor] → actuar pésimamente; [athlete] → tener una actuación pésima
to fail dismallyfracasar estrepitosamente
3. (as intensifier) the play was dismally badla obra fue pésima

dismally

[ˈdɪzməli] adv [fail, perform] → lamentablement

dismally

adv
(= depressingly) say, think, looktrübselig; grey, monotonoustrostlos; morale was dismally lowdie Moral war deprimierend schlecht
(= badly) failkläglich; the world champion performed dismallyder Weltmeister zeigte eine klägliche Leistung

dismally

[ˈdɪzmlɪ] advtetramente, cupamente
to fail dismally → fallire miseramente

dismal

(ˈdizməl) adjective
gloomy. dismal news; Don't look so dismal!
ˈdismally adverb
References in classic literature ?
I lay there dismally calculating that sixteen entire hours must elapse before I could hope for a resurrection.
I felt a gust of hysterical petulance, and went aft and stared dismally at nothing.
If he" (he meant the enemy) "begins popping at the bridge now," said the old soldier dismally to a comrade, "you'll forget to scratch yourself.
wailed Button-Bright again; and Toto began to whine dismally, as if he didn't want to be soup, either.
An owl on the branch of a decayed tree hooted dismally and was answered by another in the distance.
As the jarring echoes of the heavy house-door, closing on its latch, reverberated dismally through the building, Kate felt half tempted to call him back, and beg him to remain a little while; but she was ashamed to own her fears, and Newman Noggs was on his road homewards.
The few foot passengers astir in that quarter hurried dismally and silently along with coat collars turned high and pocketed hands.
I'll be turned out again, you'll see,' said John, dismally.
The shrilling voices of the people at home would pipe dismally for a time, but various generals were usually compelled to listen to these ditties.
As it was, the jar made her catch her breath and wonder what had happened; and Toto put his cold little nose into her face and whined dismally.
Once or twice virtue has triumphed, and I have got out at six and half-dressed myself, and have taken my drawers and towel, and stumbled dismally off.
There was a regretful accent in the creature's voice, and at the words all the other dragonettes sighed dismally.