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dismal
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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • I need scarcely say that I failed dismally.
  • Trying to make this place fit for human habitation,’ said Sirius, waving a hand around the dismal kitchen.

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  • ’Forget it,’ said Harry dismally.
  • ’Good catch,’ Harry told Ginny back in the common room, where the atmosphere resembled that of a particularly dismal funeral.

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as in: a dismal expression Define
depressing or gloomy
as in: a dismal performance Define
of terrible quality
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