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dismal
used in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

3 uses
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Definition
depressing or gloomy
  • If you think it ain't dismal and lonesome out in a fog that way by yourself in the night, you try it once—you'll see.
    Chapter 15 (34% in)
dismal = depressing or gloomy
  • The Widow Douglas she took me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize me; but it was rough living in the house all the time, considering how dismal regular and decent the widow was in all her ways; and so when I couldn't stand it no longer I lit out.
    Chapter 1 (16% in)
  • It was the first I ever see it growing, and it made the woods look solemn and dismal.
    Chapter 31 (2% in)

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