HyperDic: dismally

English > 2 senses of the word dismally:
ADVERBalldismally, drearilyin a cheerless manner
alldismally, dreadfullyin a dreadful manner
dismally > pronunciation
Soundsdih'zmahliy
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > dismally: 2 senses > adverb 1
MeaningIn a cheerless manner.
Example"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"
Synonymdrearily
Adjectivesdismalcausing dejection
English > dismally: 2 senses > adverb 2
MeaningIn a dreadful manner.
Example"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"
Synonymdreadfully
Spanishabominablemente, atrozmente, dolorosamente, horriblemente, indeciblemente, malvadamente, terriblemente, tristemente

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