dismally
adverb see dismal

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Dismally — Dis mal*ly, adv. In a dismal manner; gloomily; sorrowfully; uncomfortably. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dismally — adverb 1. in a cheerless manner (Freq. 2) 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 • Syn: ↑drearily • Derived …   Useful english dictionary

  • dismally — adv. Dismally is used with these verbs: ↑fail, ↑perform …   Collocations dictionary

  • dismally — dismal ► ADJECTIVE 1) causing or showing gloom or depression. 2) informal pitifully or disgracefully bad. DERIVATIVES dismally adverb. ORIGIN from obsolete dismals, the two days in each month which in medieval times were believed to be unlucky,… …   English terms dictionary

  • dismally — See dismal. * * * …   Universalium

  • dismally — adverb In a dismal manner …   Wiktionary

  • dismally — dis·mal·ly || dɪzmÉ™lɪ adv. gloomily, sadly, cheerlessly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dismally — dis·mal·ly …   English syllables

  • dismally — See: dismal …   English 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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