dismal dismal  /ˈdɪz məl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) causing dejection

Usage(s):

  1. Facing global condemnation of their dismal record on women's rights, the Taliban are easing up--but only a little.
  2. It was Harold Wilson's most frustrating week since last July's sterling crisis and it was, in fact, a pretty dismal week for British diplomacy in general.
  3. This year, a survey by a professor of political science at the University of Michigan found that that dismal showing may have improved, but only a little.

News

  1. American men suffer worst Wimbledon in over 100 years

    By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - For the first time in 101 years no American will be playing in the third round of the men's singles at Wimbledon. That dismal fact was confirmed on Thursday when their last man standing, 156th ranked qualifier Bobby Reynolds, bowed out to world number one Novak Djokovic on Centre Court. His failure completed a dismal day for the U.S. after 33-year-old James ...
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Tennis-American men suffer worst Wimbledon in over 100 years

    By Paul Majendie LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) - For the first time in 101 years no American will be playing in the third round of the men's singles at Wimbledon. That dismal fact was confirmed on Thursday when their last man standing, 156th ranked qualifier Bobby Reynolds, bowed out to world number one Novak Djokovic on Centre Court. His failure completed a dismal day for the U.S. after 33-year-old ...
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Wisconsin dismal in providing dental care for poor children

    A new report says Wisconsin's track record for providing dental care to low-income children is dismal.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Pioneer Press

Quotes

  1. "We want the people to know there's a better day ahead - that today your life may look dismal but tomorrow life's going to be better," said Bush, who earlier declared seven counties a major disaster area, making residents eligible for federal...
    on Oct 25, 2005 By: President Bush Source: 940 News

  2. "We unloaded here and we were absolutely junk," Busch said. "When we were here Friday, I just thought it was going to be a dismal weekend and I was wondering what tire barrier we were going to put it in. It was a bad feeling, but these guys...
    on Jun 22, 2008 By: Kyle Busch Source: FOXNews

  3. "Milton Friedman revived the economics of liberty, when it had been all but forgotten. He was an intellectual freedom fighter. Never was there a less dismal practitioner of 'the dismal science' (economics)," Thatcher said in a statement.
    on Nov 16, 2006 By: Margaret Thatcher Source: Reuters

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