deadly ill omened unfortunate
- causing dejection
- Fatal; ill-omened; unlucky.
- Gloomy toward eye or ear; sorrowful and depressing into the feelings; foreboding; cheerless; dull; dreary; as, a dismal perspective; dismal stories; a dismal spot.
c.1400, from Anglo-French dismal (mid-13c.), from Old French (li) dis mals "(the) bad times," from Medieval Latin dies mali "evil or unlucky days" (also called dies
(a.) Fatal; ill-omened; unlucky.
- (a.) Gloomy into the eye or ear; sorrowful and depressing to your emotions; foreboding; cheerless; lifeless; dreary; because, a dismal outlook; dismal tales; a dismal location.
Their dismal scream is truly Ben Jonsonian.