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dismal
used in The Iliad by Homer (translated by: Lang, Leaf, & Myers)

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of terrible quality or depressing; or dark and dreary (as when bad weather blocks the sun or when it is drizzly)
  • Then to him again spake the bright-eyed goddess Athene: "Dear brother, of a truth my father and lady mother and my comrades around besought me much, entreating me in turn, to tarry there, so greatly do they all tremble before him; but my heart within was sore with dismal grief.
    Book 22 (46% in)

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