Dismal

Definition of Dismal

Dis´mal
a.1.Fatal; ill-omened; unlucky.
An ugly fiend more foul than dismal day.
- Spenser.
2.Gloomy to the eye or ear; sorrowful and depressing to the feelings; foreboding; cheerless; dull; dreary; as, a dismal outlook; dismal stories; a dismal place.
Full well the busy whisper, circling round,
Convey'd the dismal tidings when he frowned.
- Goldsmith.
A dismal description of an English November.
- Southey.

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