1. dismal

adjective. ['ˈdɪzməl'] causing dejection.


  • gloomy
  • drab
  • disconsolate
  • uncheerful
  • cheerless
  • sorry
  • depressing
  • grim
  • drear
  • blue
  • dreary
  • dark


  • clean
  • pure
  • elated
  • light

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Words that Rhyme with Dismal

  • baptismal
  • abysmal

Example sentences of the word dismal

1. Adjective
Holding onto a penny stock too long can turn a tidy profit into a dismal loss.

Quotes containing the word dismal

1. The play was a great success, but audience was a dismal failure.
- George Bernard Shaw

2. How dismal it is to see present day Americans yearning for the very orthodoxy that their country was founded to escape.
- Christopher Hitchens

3. Most lives are not distinguished by great achievements. They are measured by an infinite number of small ones. Each time you do a kindness for someone or bring a smile to his face, it gives your life meaning. Never doubt your value, little friend. The world would be a dismal place without you in it. (tweaked version of a passage from Scandal in Spring)
- Lisa Kleypas, Scandal in Spring