Entry from US English dictionary
noun[in singular] (usually the dismal science) humorous
- Moreover, for him, economics was not a dismal science.
- That dreadful outlook is one of the reasons economics is considered a dismal science.
- The dismal science says, when essential stuff is scarce, you've got to trade something for something else.
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Syllabification: dis·mal sci·ence
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