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dismal
used in Cujo

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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)
  • He had made it halfway through his sandwich as Vic reviewed the dismal train of events in his mind.
  • I've become the fabled Great American Housewife, she had thought dismally one day last winter, watching sleet spick and spack down against the porch storm windows.

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