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dismal
Used In
Harry Potter (#7) and the Deathly Hallows
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  • A dead mouse fell out and rolled dismally across the floor.
  • Dumbledore had shown Harry that Voldemort sought grandeur or mystique in his hiding places; this dismal gray corner of London was as far removed as you could imagine from Hogwarts of the Ministry or a building like Gringotts, the Wizarding banks, with its gilded doors and marble floors.

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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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