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Dismal synonyms

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Made uninhabitable; laid waste; in a ruinous state
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  1. Made uninhabitable; laid waste; in a ruinous state
  2. Barren; lifeless:
  3. Feeling, showing, causing, or expressing sadness or loneliness.
Overspread with or enveloped in darkness or dimness
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  1. Overspread with or enveloped in darkness or dimness
  2. Partially or totally dark, especially dismal and dreary:
  3. Imperfectly illuminated; dismal through obscurity or darkness; dusky; dim; clouded.
Dismal; bleak.
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  1. Dismal; bleak.
  2. Boring; dull:
  3. Gloomy; cheerless; depressing; dismal; dull
Causing or tending to cause sadness or gloom:
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  1. Causing or tending to cause sadness or gloom:
  2. Sad and depressed; gloomy
  3. Feeling, showing, or expressing depression of the spirits; sad or dejected.
Sullen or threatening:
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  1. Sullen or threatening:
  2. Almost black
  3. Reflecting only a small fraction of incident light; tending toward black:
  1. Devoid of cheer; gloomy
  2. Lacking cheer; depressing.
  3. Not cheerful; dismal; joyless; dreary
Exposed to wind and cold; unsheltered; treeless; bare
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  1. Exposed to wind and cold; unsheltered; treeless; bare
  2. Not cheerful; gloomy; dreary
  3. (Obs.) Pale; wan
Causing grief:
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  1. Causing grief:
  2. Full of or causing sorrow or sadness; mournful; melancholy
  3. Filled with or expressing grief; mournful.
Very sorrowful or sad; mournful
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  1. Very sorrowful or sad; mournful
  2. (Archaic) Painful
  3. Marked by or exhibiting sorrow, grief, or pain.
(Dial.) Heavy or soggy
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  1. (Dial.) Heavy or soggy
  2. Showing, expressing, or feeling sorrow or unhappiness:
  3. Dark or dull in color; drab
Producing sorrow; exciting grief; mournful; lamentable; grievous.
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  1. Producing sorrow; exciting grief; mournful; lamentable; grievous.
  2. Feeling, showing, or expressing sorrow.
  3. Of a person, full of sorrow; exhibiting sorrow; sad; dejected; distressed; distraught.
Not favorable; not auspicious.
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  1. Not favorable; not auspicious.
  2. Not auspicious; unfavorable; unlucky; ill-omened
  3. Not auspicious; ill-omened; unfortunate; unlucky; unfavorable.
Psychologically unhealthy or unwholesome:
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  1. Psychologically unhealthy or unwholesome:
  2. Given to or characterized by unwholesome thoughts or feelings, especially of death or disease:
  3. Gruesome; grisly; horrible
Extremely disagreeable; offensive.
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  1. Extremely disagreeable; offensive.
  2. Causing a feeling of horror; terrible; revolting
  3. (Archaic) Bristling; shaggy; rough
Lacking distinctness; faint:
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  1. Lacking distinctness; faint:
  2. (Of character) Dark, obscure.
  3. Full of or dark with shadow:
Dark and gloomy.
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Emitting only a small amount of light; faint:
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  1. Emitting only a small amount of light; faint:
  2. Dull or slow-witted:
  3. Not bright; somewhat dark
(Meteorology) The sky is said to be overcast, when it is more than 90% covered by clouds.
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  1. (Meteorology) The sky is said to be overcast, when it is more than 90% covered by clouds.
  2. Covered or obscured, as with clouds or mist.
  3. Cloudy; dark
Covered with or characterised by clouds; overcast.
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  1. Covered with or characterised by clouds; overcast.
  2. Marked with indistinct masses or streaks:
  3. Variegated or streaked, as marble
Lacking in cheer; gloomy:
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  1. Lacking in cheer; gloomy:
  2. Dull or dark:
  3. Of or relating to an achromatic color of any lightness between the extremes of black and white.
Not happy or joyful; sad or sorrowful:
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  1. Not happy or joyful; sad or sorrowful:
  2. Sad; wretched; sorrowful
  3. Not suitable; inappropriate:
That discourages; disheartening; depressing
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  1. That discourages; disheartening; depressing
  2. That causes discouragement
Giving no ground of hope; promising nothing desirable; desperate.
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  1. Giving no ground of hope; promising nothing desirable; desperate.
  2. Having no hope or chance of changing or improving:
  3. Having no hope; despairing:
Very dark
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  1. Very dark
  2. Attended with disaster; calamitous:
  3. Very dark in color:
Dealing with unpleasant subjects; frightful; ghastly
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  1. Dealing with unpleasant subjects; frightful; ghastly
  2. Repellent or horrifying:
  3. Appearing stern, forbidding, harsh, etc.
Not suitable or successful
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  1. Not suitable or successful
  2. Marked or accompanied by or resulting in misfortune
  3. Characterized by, bringing, or causing misfortune:
Very bad, offensive, disagreeable, etc.
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  1. Very bad, offensive, disagreeable, etc.
  2. Inspiring dread; terrible or awesome
  3. Extremely unpleasant; distasteful or shocking:
Like a ghost in appearance; deathlike; pale; pallid; dismal.
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  1. Like a ghost in appearance; deathlike; pale; pallid; dismal.
  2. Resembling a ghost; pale or pallid.
  3. Ghostlike; pale; haggard
Arousing or tending to arouse horror; dreadful:
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  1. Arousing or tending to arouse horror; dreadful:
  2. (Informal) Very bad, ugly, shocking, unpleasant, etc.
  3. Causing a feeling of horror; terrible; dreadful; frightful
Having an unvarying tone or pitch
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  1. Having an unvarying tone or pitch
  2. Going on in the same tone without variation
  3. Having little or no variation or variety
(Obsolete) Moving or progressing very slowly.
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  1. (Obsolete) Moving or progressing very slowly.
  2. Tiresome by reason of length, slowness, or dullness; boring.
  3. Full of tedium; long or verbose and wearisome; tiresome; boring
For making holes
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  1. For making holes
  2. Dull, tiresome, etc.
  3. Uninteresting and tiresome; dull.
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  1. That lowers or frowns.
  2. Scowling; frowning darkly
  3. Dark, as if about to rain or snow; overcast
Of or characterized by mourning; feeling or expressing grief or sorrow
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  1. Of or characterized by mourning; feeling or expressing grief or sorrow
  2. Filled with grief or sadness; being in a state in which one mourns.
  3. Having a sound, appearance, etc. that suggests sadness
Cloudy or overcast:
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  1. Cloudy or overcast:
  2. Not vivid; not brilliant; dim
  3. Not bright, vivid, or shiny:
Causing pain or misery
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  1. Causing pain or misery
  2. That causes physical or mental pain
Not conducive to good health; unhealthy:
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  1. Not conducive to good health; unhealthy:
  2. Not conducive to morality; morally harmful:
  3. Not sound; diseased; tainted; impaired; defective.
To be regretted; unfortunate
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  1. To be regretted; unfortunate
  2. Eliciting or deserving regret:
Having low diffused light; dim or shadowy.
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  1. Having low diffused light; dim or shadowy.
  2. Lacking light; dim; shadowy
  3. Rather dark in color:
Shabby, drab, or squalid.
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  1. Shabby, drab, or squalid.
  2. Darkened with smoke or grime.
  3. Dirty-colored; not bright or clean; grimy
Of sepulchers, burial, etc.
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  1. Of sepulchers, burial, etc.
  2. Suggestive of the grave or burial; dismal; gloomy
  3. Deep and melancholy
Cheerless; dismal.
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  1. Cheerless; dismal.
  2. Without joy; unhappy, sad
Suggesting or characterized by sadness or loneliness:
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  1. Suggesting or characterized by sadness or loneliness:
  2. Sad or lonely, especially from being deserted or abandoned:
  3. Lonely and sad; unhappy and neglected
Of or relating to a funeral.
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  1. Of or relating to a funeral.
  2. Appropriate for or suggestive of a funeral; mournful:
  3. Of or suitable for a funeral; esp., sad and solemn; gloomy; dismal
Darkened, clouded, or blurry:
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  1. Darkened, clouded, or blurry:
  2. Unclear, obscure, cryptic, etc.
  3. Dark or gloomy
Unnaturally pale, as from physical or emotional distress.
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  1. Unnaturally pale, as from physical or emotional distress.
  2. Pale, dim, faint, etc.
  3. Sickly pale; pallid
Serious; grave:
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  1. Serious; grave:
  2. Dark; gloomy:
  3. Dark and gloomy or dull
Of an inferior or deplorable condition:
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  1. Of an inferior or deplorable condition:
  2. Filled with or deeply affected by woe.
  3. Feeling, showing, or expressing deep sorrow, grief, or wretchedness:
Not to one's taste; unpleasant; offensive
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  1. Not to one's taste; unpleasant; offensive
  2. Not to one's liking; unpleasant or offensive.
  3. Exciting repugnance; offensive to the feelings or senses; displeasing; unpleasant.
Having the color of the clear sky or the deep sea
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  1. Having the color of the clear sky or the deep sea
  2. Being a trail, as for skiing, marked with a sign having a blue square, indicating an intermediate level of difficulty.
  3. Indecent; risqué:
Wretchedly inadequate:
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  1. Wretchedly inadequate:
  2. In a condition of misery; wretched, unhappy, suffering, etc.
  3. Very uncomfortable or unhappy; wretched.
Sluggish in growth or activity:
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  1. Sluggish in growth or activity:
  2. Unhappy, and blaming oneself rather than others; despondent
  3. Gloomy; dejected; sad
Producing sorrow; exciting grief; mournful; lamentable; grievous.
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  1. Producing sorrow; exciting grief; mournful; lamentable; grievous.
  2. Feeling, showing, or expressing sorrow.
  3. Of a person, full of sorrow; exhibiting sorrow; sad; dejected; distressed; distraught.
Having the color of the clear sky or the deep sea
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  1. Having the color of the clear sky or the deep sea
  2. Being a trail, as for skiing, marked with a sign having a blue square, indicating an intermediate level of difficulty.
  3. Indecent; risqué:
Lacking cheer; depressing.
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  1. Lacking cheer; depressing.
  2. Devoid of cheer; gloomy
  3. Not cheerful; dismal; joyless; dreary
Causing sadness, gloom, or dejection:
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  1. Causing sadness, gloom, or dejection:
  2. Causing especially emotional depression.
  3. Causing depression or sadness.
Showing or filled with gloom:
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  1. Showing or filled with gloom:
  2. Overspread with or enveloped in darkness or dimness
  3. Imperfectly illuminated; dismal through obscurity or darkness; dusky; dim; clouded.
Cheerless; dismal.
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  1. Cheerless; dismal.
  2. Without joy; unhappy, sad
Causing sadness, gloom, or depression
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  1. Causing sadness, gloom, or depression
  2. Feeling, showing, or expressing depression of the spirits; sad or dejected.
  3. Sad and depressed; gloomy
(Dial.) Heavy or soggy
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  1. (Dial.) Heavy or soggy
  2. Showing, expressing, or feeling sorrow or unhappiness:
  3. Dark or dull in color; drab
Very dark
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  1. Very dark
  2. Being of the color black, producing or reflecting comparatively little light and having no predominant hue.
  3. Being or characterized by morbid or grimly satiric humor:
Exposed to wind and cold; unsheltered; treeless; bare
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  1. Exposed to wind and cold; unsheltered; treeless; bare
  2. Not cheerful; gloomy; dreary
  3. (Obs.) Pale; wan
Having the color of the clear sky or the deep sea
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  1. Having the color of the clear sky or the deep sea
  2. Being a trail, as for skiing, marked with a sign having a blue square, indicating an intermediate level of difficulty.
  3. Indecent; risqué:
Lacking cheer; depressing.
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  1. Lacking cheer; depressing.
  2. Devoid of cheer; gloomy
  3. Not cheerful; dismal; joyless; dreary
Sullen or threatening:
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  1. Sullen or threatening:
  2. Almost black
  3. Reflecting only a small fraction of incident light; tending toward black:
Devoid of inhabitants; deserted:
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  1. Devoid of inhabitants; deserted:
  2. Feeling, showing, causing, or expressing sadness or loneliness.
  3. Barren; lifeless:
Dismal; bleak.
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  1. Dismal; bleak.
  2. Boring; dull:
  3. Gloomy; cheerless; depressing; dismal; dull
Overspread with or enveloped in darkness or dimness
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  1. Overspread with or enveloped in darkness or dimness
  2. Partially or totally dark, especially dismal and dreary:
  3. Imperfectly illuminated; dismal through obscurity or darkness; dusky; dim; clouded.
Feeling or looking gloomy, sullen, or morose
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  1. Feeling or looking gloomy, sullen, or morose
  2. Gloomy; dismal.
  3. Moody and melancholy; dejected.
Cheerless; dismal.
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  1. Cheerless; dismal.
  2. Without joy; unhappy, sad
Melancholy; dismal:
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  1. Melancholy; dismal:
  2. Dark; gloomy:
  3. Dark and gloomy or dull
Serving to obscure or darken.
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  1. Serving to obscure or darken.
  2. Making dark; obscuring
  3. Gloomy; dark.
Served without milk or cream:
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  1. Served without milk or cream:
  2. Lacking or having very little light:
  3. Sullen or threatening:
Overspread with or enveloped in darkness or dimness
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  1. Overspread with or enveloped in darkness or dimness
  2. Imperfectly illuminated; dismal through obscurity or darkness; dusky; dim; clouded.
  3. Partially or totally dark, especially dismal and dreary:
Marked by pessimism and little hopefulness.
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  1. Marked by pessimism and little hopefulness.
  2. (Should we delete(+) this redundant sense?) Always expecting the worst.
  3. Of or characterized by pessimism; expecting the worst
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