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dismal 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
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Depressing; dreary,
  1. Depressing; dreary
    • - the dismal weather made the late afternoon seem like evening
  2. (of a person or a mood) Gloomy
    • - his dismal mood was not dispelled by finding the house empty
  3. Pitifully or disgracefully bad
    • - he shuddered as he watched his team's dismal performance

  1. blue: causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather"
  2. (dismally) in a cheerless manner; "in August 1914 , there was a dismally sentimental little dinner, when the French, German, Austrian and Belgian members of the committee drank together to the peace of the future"
  3. (dismally) in a dreadful manner; "as he looks at the mess he has left behind he must wonder how the Brits so often managed to succeed in the kind of situation where he has so dismally failed"
  4. Disappointingly inadequate; Gloomy and bleak; Depressing
  5. causing gloom or dejection; gloomy; dreary; cheerless; melancholy.
  6. depressing in character or appearance
  7. from dies mali, literally “evil days”.