Synonyms of dismal in English:

dismal


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adjective

1‘he had a dismal look in his eyes’

SYNONYMS
gloomy, glum, mournful, melancholy, morose, doleful, woeful, woebegone, forlorn, abject, dejected, depressed, dispirited, downcast, crestfallen, despondent, disconsolate, miserable, sad, unhappy, sorrowful, sorrowing, desolate, wretched, lugubrious
informal blue, fed up, down in the dumps, down in the mouth, as sick as a parrot
literary dolorous
archaic chap-fallen
ANTONYMS

cheerful

2‘she led them into a dismal cavernous hall’

SYNONYMS
dingy, dim, dark, gloomy, sombre, dreary, drab, dull, desolate, bleak, cheerless, comfortless, depressing, grim, funereal, inhospitable, uninviting, unwelcoming
ANTONYMS

bright, cheerful

3‘the team have produced a string of dismal performances’

SYNONYMS
bad, poor, dreadful, awful, terrible, pitiful, disgraceful, lamentable, deplorable
inferior, mediocre, unsatisfactory, inadequate, second-rate, third-rate, shoddy, inept, bungling
informal crummy, dire, diabolical, bum, rotten, pathetic, lousy
British informal duff, rubbish, ropy, chronic, pants, a load of pants, poxy
vulgar slang crap, crappy, shitty
North American vulgar slang chickenshit
archaic direful
rare egregious
ANTONYMS

excellent