Part of speech:
Arousing or deserving of scornful pity.
To be lamented; grievous; deplorable; distressing
Not easily borne; oppressive:
Characterized by or causing trouble or anxiety.
The definition of dismal is something that is gloomy that makes you feel sad.
Writing or performing in tragedy:
Stern or forbidding, as in manner or appearance:
Causing hurt; specif., wounding the feelings
Fierce or impetuous; violent:
Of, like, or characteristic of a villain; evil; wicked
Glaringly bad; notorious; outrageous
The definition of heinous is very evil or horrible.
Violent in action or disposition; unrestrained
Very bad, unpleasant, offensive, inferior, etc.
Designating or having a sharp, often unpleasant taste; acrid, as quinine or peach stones
Weighing much or hard to carry; heavy.
The definition of deplorable is very bad, disgusting and wretched.
The definition of dire is something so bad or scary that it causes distress or terror.
The definition of egregious is extraordinary, but in a negative way.
Fraught with danger or harm:
Deeply felt; profound:
The definition of nefarious is someone who is known for being very wicked.
Inspiring or deserving pity.
The definition of plaintive is something that is sad, mournful or expresses sorrow.
The definition of serious is showing deep thought, not joking, or a situation that requires careful thought.
(Informal) Angry; offended; feeling hurt or resentful
Feeling or expressing sympathy or pity:
Able to be depended on for the discharge of obligations incurred; of unimpaired credit.
Fair and comfortable:
Not giving rise to legal liability:
The definition of dolorous is a person who is very sad.
Feeling or expressing sorrow or grief; sorrowful.
Causing danger; ready to do harm or injury.
Causing or marked by danger or pain, for example
Having much weight; very heavy; ponderous
Causing overwhelming grief or distress.
causing or marked by grief or anguish
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