Definición de dismal en inglés:


Saltos de línea: dis¦mal
Pronunciación: /ˈdɪzm(ə)l



the dismals

archaic , • informal Low spirits: a fit of the dismals
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  • Sunny Steve cut through the dismals
  • A Sunday lunch with roast chicken, roast potatoes, steamed vegetables and gravy is one of those classic English meals that can soar into the culinary sublime or dive into the dismals.

the dismal science

humorous Economics.
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  • Is it any wonder economics is called the dismal science?
  • Smith did not just found the dismal science (economics); he also helped to pioneer the sentimental science (the psychology of emotion).
  • It is not surprising, given this picture, that economics became known as the dismal science, since the only equilibrium situation was one of subsistence wages.



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  • Since the currency was launched in a blaze of euphoria it has failed dismally to realise the potential which its supporters claimed it offered.
  • The eighteenth century found his work rather barbarous, while others have found his jokes dismally unfunny.
  • It has dismally failed to prevent over forty years of constant war in Africa where, at last count, about ten armed conflicts were raging.


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  • At present the day was drizzling and chilly, while the huge volumes of smoke from a whole forest of factory chimneys tended to impart a deeper shade of dismalness to the dispiriting landscape.
  • When confronted with an empty tomb in our lives, do we look at the hopefulness of the situation or do we look at the dismalness of the situation?
  • To wait fruitfully is not to dream away the now, to brood about its dismalness, to protest its unacceptability, all the hallmarks of being bored.


late Middle English: from earlier dismal (noun), denoting the two days in each month which in medieval times were believed to be unlucky, from Anglo-Norman French dis mal, from medieval Latin dies mali 'evil days'.

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