Synonyms of dismal in English:

dismal


See definition of dismal

adjective

1‘he had a dismal look in his eyes’

SYNONYMS

gloomy, glum, mournful, melancholy, morose, doleful, woeful, woebegone, forlorn, abject, dejected, depressed, dispirited, downcast, crestfallen, despondent, disconsolate, miserable, sad, unhappy, sorrowful, sorrowing, desolate, wretched, lugubrious

informal blue, fed up, down in the dumps, down in the mouth, as sick as a parrot

literary dolorous

archaic chap-fallen

ANTONYMS

cheerful

2‘she led them into a dismal cavernous hall’

SYNONYMS

dingy, dim, dark, gloomy, sombre, dreary, drab, dull, desolate, bleak, cheerless, comfortless, depressing, grim, funereal, inhospitable, uninviting, unwelcoming

ANTONYMS

bright, cheerful

3‘the team have produced a string of dismal performances’

SYNONYMS

bad, poor, dreadful, awful, terrible, pitiful, disgraceful, lamentable, deplorable

informal inferior, mediocre, unsatisfactory, inadequate, second-rate, third-rate, shoddy, inept, bungling

informal crummy, dire, diabolical, bum, rotten, pathetic, lousy, poxy

British informal duff, rubbish, ropy, chronic, pants, a load of pants

informal, vulgar slang crap, crappy, shitty

North American informal, vulgar slang chickenshit

archaic, informal direful

informal, rare egregious

ANTONYMS

excellent