Definition of 'dismal'
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The Robins at least ended their dismal run of six successive defeats with three new signings. The Sun (2017)Fulham just cannot find a way to turn their attacking football into victories and have now picked up just two points from 12 in a dismal run. The Sun (2016)Neither side show ambition as the dismal opening round hits rock bottom. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His donors are already bickering over who is most responsible for his dismal showing. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They can be the difference between dismal failure and glory. The Sun (2016)The unionist campaign has been pretty dismal. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Attempts to put a lid on job losses led to excessive inflation and dismal productivity performance. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Barça would be giving its stamp of approval to a country with a dismal human rights record. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But on the pitch they were dismal failures. The Sun (2014)And their efforts put our current crop of men in the shade after a series of dismal displays this winter. The Sun (2009)This dismal failure is totally avoidable. The Sun (2010)And they should be ready to turn it on tomorrow after a dismal European showing in midweek. The Sun (2008)The company is reviewing its British operations after a dismal performance last year. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They have accused some players of lacking desire after their dismal Euros display. The Sun (2016)This was the culmination of a pretty dismal winter's cricket. Times, Sunday Times (2014)That was not a dismal Scottish performance. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That is despite a dismal display against Croatia earlier in the week. The Sun (2006)They are aiming to end a dismal record of losing all five games to Portugal. The Sun (2016)Southampton, after a dismal run, have now won three without conceding. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Today they entertain a Wycombe side on a dismal run of one point from five games, scoring one goal. The Sun (2014)In these dark and dismal days, I find it preferable to count my blessings. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'dismal'
British English: dismal /ˈdɪzməl/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is dismal is depressingly bad.
My prospects of a suitable job are dismal.
- American English: dismal
- Arabic: مُوْحِش
- Brazilian Portuguese: sombrio
- Chinese: 阴暗的
- Croatian: turoban
- Czech: pochmurný
- Danish: elendig
- Dutch: ellendig
- European Spanish: funesto
- Finnish: synkkä
- French: maussade
- German: trostlos
- Greek: ζοφερός
- Italian: fosco
- Japanese: 陰気な
- Korean: 음침한
- Norwegian: dyster
- Polish: posępny
- European Portuguese: sombrio
- Romanian: groaznic
- Russian: мрачный
- Spanish: sombrío
- Swedish: förskräcklig
- Thai: หดหู่
- Turkish: iç karartıcı
- Ukrainian: похмурий
- Vietnamese: ảm đạm
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