View definitions for dismally


adverb as in dreadfully

adverb as in hopelessly

adverb as in sadly

adverb as in unfortunately

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Example Sentences

Many of the evictions taking place will go through housing courts, which have historically had dismal outcomes for defendants.

The news you focus on doesn’t have to be so dark and dismal, either.

For years, the conversation about local news has been almost entirely a dismal one.

From Digiday

When I asked oil and gas industry insiders why Pembina would push so hard for a project with such dismal economic prospects, they offered a startling explanation.

A study of articles published in 2009 across 10 biomedical disciplines showed a dismal picture.

Here and there however a few shrubs partially concealed the sand, and gave a variety to the scene which was dismally triste.

As Gale and Phyllis lay down on their bed of boughs in the tent with Valerie, a coyote howled dismally in the distance.

My cow lowed dismally, and wouldn't eat, when I sold her calf; but she soon got used to doing without it.

When I got back to the house already dismally affected, I was still more sadly downcast at the sight of Mary.

The fire was a good blaze before he entered, limping dismally into the kitchen.


On this page you'll find 53 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dismally, such as: disturbingly, horribly, shockingly, terribly, appallingly, and badly.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.