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dismal
used in The Great Gatsby

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Definition
of terrible quality or depressing; or dark and dreary (as when bad weather blocks the sun or when it is drizzly)
  • The valley of ashes is bounded on one side by a small foul river, and, when the drawbridge is up to let barges through, the passengers on waiting trains can stare at the dismal scene for as long as half an hour.
    p. 24.3
dismal = depressing
  • "Imagine marrying anybody in this heat!" cried Jordan dismally.
    p. 127.6
dismally = gloomy
There are no more uses of "dismal" in The Great Gatsby.

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