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dismal

  
  
black, bleak, cheerless, dark, depressing, despondent, discouraging, dolorous, dreary, forlorn, funereal, gloomy, gruesome, lonesome, louring or lowering, lugubrious, melancholy, sad, sombre, sorrowful, wretched  
  
Antonyms     
   bright, cheerful, cheery, glad, happy, joyful, light-hearted, sunny  
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dismal

  
1       adj   Something that is dismal is bad in a sad or depressing way.  
It was a dismal failure.     
  dismally      adv  
He failed dismally in his opening match.     
2       adj   Something that is dismal is sad and depressing, especially in appearance.   (=dreary)  
The main part of the hospital is pretty dismal but the children's ward is really lively.     

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