Synonyms of dismal in English:
1 he had a dismal look in his eyes
gloomy, glum, mournful, melancholy, morose, doleful, woeful, woebegone, forlorn, abject, dejected, depressed, dispirited, downcast, crestfallen, despondent, disconsolate, miserable, sad, unhappy, sorrowful, sorrowing, desolate, wretched, lugubrious
3 informal the team have produced a string of dismal performances
North American vulgar slang chickenshit
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