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[dˈɪzməl], [dˈɪzməl], [d_ˈɪ_z_m_ə_l]

Synonyms for Dismal:

dark (adjective)

black, cloudy, dark, darkened, dim, dreary, dusky, gloomy, inky, lightless, murky, obscure, shaded, shadowy, shady, silhouetted, somber, sooty, swarthy, umbrageous.

desolate (adjective)

abandoned, bare, barren, bleak, desert, deserted, forgotten, forlorn, forsaken, inhospitable, lonely, miserable, stark, uninhabited.

hopeless (adjective)

anguished, cheerless, dejected, depressed, despairing, desperate, despondent, discouraged, disheartened, dispirited, downhearted, glum, hopeless, melancholy, morose, pessimistic, spiritless.

Other synonyms and related words:

Cimmerian, Darksome, Grey, Plutonian, Puritan, Star-crossed, Ungifted, abject, abominable, abysmal, achromatic, acier, affecting, afflicted, afflicting, afflictive, affording no hope, aggrieved, antisocial, apathetic, appalling, arid, aristocratic, aristocratical, ashen, ashy, atrocious, austere, awful, bad, bad-tempered, baleful, baneful, base, befogged, begrimed, benighted, bitter, bittersweet, black, blah, bland, blank, blasphemous, bloodless, blue, blue-blooded, blueish, bluish, blurred, boring, broken-hearted, brokenhearted, brooding, broody, brunet, brunette, calamitous, canescent, catastrophic, causing dejection, chap-fallen, characterless, cheerful, chill, chilling, choleric, churlish, cinerary, cinereous, cinerous, closed, clouded, cold, colored, colorless, coloured, colourless, come off badly, comfortless, contemptible, contrite, crabby, cranky, crestfallen, cross, crotchety, crushing, crusty, cut up, cynical, dapple, dapple-gray, dappled, dappled-gray, dark and gloomy, dark-skinned, darkening, darkish, darkling, dead, deadening, deadly, deathly, defeatist, demoralising, demoralizing, dense, deplorable, depressant, depressing, depressingly dark, depressive, desolate, despicable, destitute, detestable, dingy, dire, dirgelike, dirty, disagreeable, disastrous, discoloured, discomforting, disconsolate, discouraging, disgraceful, disheartening, dismaying, dispiriting, distressed, distressful, distressing, disturbing, doleful, dolorific, dolorogenic, dolorous, doltish, doomed, dour, dove-colored, dove-gray, down, downbeat, downcast, drab, draggy, dreadful, drear, drearisome, dreich, dry, dryasdust, dull, dusk, dusty, dyspeptic, ebony, effete, egregious, elegiac, elephantine, embarrassing, empty, enormous, epitaphic, etiolated, execrable, exequial, fade, faded, faint, fed up, feral, flagrant, flat, foggy, forbidding, foreboding, foul, frowning, full of worries, fulsome, funebrial, funebrious, funebrous, funeral, funerary, funereal, gamey, gamy, gaunt, gentle, ghastly, glaucescent, glaucous, gloomful, glooming, glowering, godforsaken, good-for-naught, good-for-nothing, grave, gray, gray-black, gray-brown, gray-colored, gray-drab, gray-green, gray-spotted, gray-toned, gray-white, grayed, grayish, grey-brown, greyish, grief-stricken, grieved, grievous, grim, grim-faced, grim-visaged, grimy, griseous, grisly, grizzle, grizzled, grizzly, gross, grubby, gruesome, grumpy, grungy, hapless, happy, harsh, hateful, hazy, heartbreaking, heartbroken, heartrending, heartsick, heavy, heavy-hearted, heavyhearted, heinous, ho-hum, hollow, hope, horrible, horrid, hostile, hurt, ill-fated, ill-humoured, ill-natured, ill-omened, ill-starred, ill-tempered, impossible, in despair, in the doldrums, in the dumps, in the pits, inane, inauspicious, inconsolable, inexcitable, inexorable, infamous, inglorious, inimical, injured, insipid, inspiring horror, iron-gray, jejune, joyful, joyless, juicy, lachrymose, lacklustre, lamentable, lead-gray, leaden, lifeless, light, livid, lonesome, lost, louring, lousy, low, low-grade, low-spirited, lowering, lugubrious, lurid, lusterless, lustreless, macabre, malignant, mangy, mean, melancholic, melting, menacing, meritless, minatory, mirthless, misty, monotonous, moody, moonless, moping, mopish, mopy, morbid, mordant, mortuary, mournful, mouse-colored, mouse-gray, mousy, moving, mucky, muddied, muddy, mysterious, nasty, naughty, nebulous, necrologic, necrological, needy person, nefarious, negative, negativistic, nihilistic, no-account, no-count, no-good, noisome, non-white, obituary, obnoxious, obsequial, odious, off feed, olive-drab, ominous, opaque, oppressive, out of humour, outrageous, overcast, overcome, pained, painful, pale, pallid, pathetic, patrician, pearl, pearl-gray, pearly, pedestrian, peevish, perverse, pessimist, petulant, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, pitying, plaintive, plodding, poignant, pointless, poky, ponderous, poor, poor fellow, poor man, poor person, poor soul, poor thing, poor wretch, poorly stocked, pouting, profane, prosaic, prostrate, punk, puritanic, puritanical, racy, ragged, rank, raunchy, reflecting gloom, regretful, regrettable, relentless, remorseful, risque, roily, rotten, rueful, run-down, ruthful, sable, sad, saddening, sadly, saturnine, scandalous, scruffy, scurvy, second-rate, secret, seedy, sepulchral, serious, severe, shabby, shameful, sharp, shattering, shocking, shockingly repellent, sick, silver, silver-gray, silvered, silvery, sinister, slate-colored, slaty, slow, smoggy, smoke-gray, smoky, smudgy, sober, soiled, solemn, sombre, sombrous, sordid, sore, sorrowful, sorry, soul-destroying, sour, spicy, splenetic, squalid, starless, steel gray, steely, sterile, stern, stiff, stodgy, stone-colored, stuffy, subfusc, subfuscous, sucky, sulking, sulky, sullen, sunless, superficial, swart, tasteless, taupe, tearful, teary, tedious, temperamental, tenebrific, tenebrous, terrible, thick, threatening, tiresome, tomblike, touching, tragic, tragical, triste, troublesome, two-dimensional, ugly, umbral, unappeasable, unattractive, uncheerful, uncheery, uncomfortable, unconsolable, unexciting, unforgiving, unfortunate, unfriendly, unhappy, unhopeful, unimaginative, uninteresting, uninviting, unlit, unlively, unlucky, unpleasant, unprepossessing, unpromising, unrelenting, unsociable, unwholesome, upsetting, vapid, veiled, very poor, vile, villainous, wan, weariful, wearisome, weary, wintry, wishy-washy, wistful, without hope, without means, without merit, woebegone, woeful, wooden, wretched, wronged.

Rhymes for Dismal:

  1. abysmal;

Quotes for Dismal:

  1. I have never seen a situation so dismal that a policeman couldn't make it worse. Brendan Behan.
  2. Iran has a dismal record on human rights. Howard Berman.
  3. Cynicism is tough. A cynic's point of view is really pitiful. I derive pleasure out of a lot of things in life. As long as I'm fairly healthy, it's hard to stay dismal for very long. Shawn Colvin.