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- Disappointingly inadequate.
- He received a dismal compensation
- 2012 April 22, Sam Sheringham, “Liverpool 0-1 West Brom”, BBC Sport:
- Liverpool's efforts thereafter had an air of desperation as their dismal 2012 league form continued.
- Gloomy and bleak.
- The storm made for a dismal weekend
- She was lost in dismal thoughts of despair
- Nouns to which "dismal" is often applied: failure, performance, state, record, place, result, scene, season, year, economy, future, fate, weather, news, condition, history.
- See also Wikisaurus:cheerless
gloomy and bleak