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dismal science Syllabification: dis·mal sci·ence

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of dismal science in English:

noun

[in singular] (usually the dismal science) humorous
Economics.
Example sentences
  • 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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