toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

dismal
used in Not Without My Daughter

4 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
of terrible quality or depressing; or dark and dreary (as when bad weather blocks the sun or when it is drizzly)
  • If I filed for divorce, I knew in my heart that Moody would spirit my daughter away to a dismal life in Iran.
  • To give him up, to send him off to Corpus Christi as I eked out a comparatively dismal existence in the blue-collar world of central Michigan, was an unthinkable proposition.
  • Now, suddenly, Moody's career was in jeopardy, my father was dying, and the future looked dismal.
  • At the time I could only imagine how dismal life in Tehran must be, but I had to take the chance that two weeks there would be enough for Moody.

There are no more uses of "dismal" in Not Without My Daughter.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary / more samples — Oxford® USDictionary list — Onelook.com®Dismal Day Pictures — Google Images®