Dismal

1. имя прилагательное 1) мрачный; унылый; гнетущий, тягостный, давящий; зловещий Синоним(ы): dark, obscure, cheerless, depressing, dour, forbidding, grim, miserable Антоним(ы): bright, cheerful, joyous, promising, optimistic, uplifting 2) печальный; угрюмый; подавленный (о человеке) Синоним(ы): miserable, morose, gloomy 2. имя существительное 1) угрюмый человек 2) (dismals) уныние, хандра, упадок духа; подавленное настроение Например: to indulge in a fit of the dismals — хандрить Синоним(ы): dump, blues 3) (dismals) невзгоды, бедствия Синоним(ы): misery

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Dismal

adjective Etymology: Middle English, from dismal, noun, days marked as unlucky in medieval calendars, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin dies mali, literally, evil days 1. obsolete disastrous, dreadful 2. showing or causing gloom or depression 3. lacking merit ; particularly bad
Example: a dismal performancedismally adverbdismalness noun Synonyms: dismal, dreary, bleak, gloomy, cheerless, desolate mean devoid of cheer or comfort. dismal indicates extreme and utterly depressing gloominess
Example: dismal weather. dreary often interchangeable with dismal, emphasizes discouragement resulting from sustained dullness or futility
Example: a dreary job. bleak suggests chill, dull, and barren characteristics that utterly dishearten
Example: the bleak years of the depression. gloomy often suggests lack of hope or promise
Example: gloomy war news. cheerless stresses absence of anything cheering
Example: a drab and cheerless office. desolate adds an element of utter remoteness or lack of human contact to any already disheartening aspect
Example: a desolate outpost.

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