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American English: /ˈdɪzməl/
British English: /ˈdɪzm(ə)l/

Translation of dismal in Spanish:


  • 1 (gloomy)
    Example sentences
    • And mine is the world of the rented room, where damp creeps in in the dismal gloom and music is the only thing I own.
    • As glorious Tramore yet again defied the dismal weather forecasts the fans flocked to the seaside venue.
    • One idea is pushing election day back into October, to spare voters going to the polls in dismal weather.
    Example sentences
    • Her reassuring smile did little to reassure her dismal friends.
    • After the past 10 days in the spotlight, internal morale for the 200 STB staff is dismal.
    • If these really are the views of those around him, one fears he must run with a rather dismal crowd.
  • 2 (very bad)
    muy negro
    her attempts resulted in dismal failure
    sus intentos fracasaron estrepitosamente
    Example sentences
    • The play is a history of his romantic failures, with amorous adventures ranging from the comic to the pitiful but always dismal failures.
    • This self-centredness bothered some of his followers, who quit after the party's dismal electoral performance.
    • By that measure, too, Australia's recent performance looks dismal.
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