Dismalness Dis"mal*ness, n. The quality of being dismal; gloominess. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • dismalness — noun see dismal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dismalness — See dismally. * * * …   Universalium

  • dismalness — noun The state or quality of being dismal …   Wiktionary

  • dismalness — n. dreariness, depression, somberness, lack of cheer …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dismalness — dis·mal·ness …   English syllables

  • dismalness — məlnə̇s noun ( es) : the quality or state of being dismal : gloominess …   Useful english dictionary

  • Drear — Drear, n. Sadness; dismalness. [Obs.] Spenser …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dreariness — Drear i*ness, n. 1. Sorrow; wretchedness. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. Dismalness; gloomy solitude. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dismal — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from dismal, noun, days marked as unlucky in medieval calendars, from Anglo French, from Medieval Latin dies mali, literally, evil days Date: 15th century 1. obsolete disastrous, dreadful 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dismal — dismally, adv. dismalness, dismality, n. /diz meuhl/, adj. 1. causing gloom or dejection; gloomy; dreary; cheerless; melancholy: dismal weather. 2. characterized by ineptness or lack of skill, competence, effectiveness, imagination, or interest;… …   Universalium

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