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Word to the Wise: dismal

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Word to the Wise: dismal

dismal (adjective) – depressing/very bad

dismally (adverb) – depressingly (bad)

Examples of how you can use dismal:

After failing my driving exam for the fourth time, I felt dismal.

Guy took a dismal view of his finances this month, as all his clients went on holiday and left him without income.

Grandma called her room in her home a dismal little place with no room to stretch your legs.

The results have come in and they’re so dismal that our manager almost jumped off a high building.

The cat is wailing in such a dismally sad way that he just had to close the window.

I’ve been feeling dismally bad all morning after I told Helen your secret.

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