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dismally Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adverb in a cheerless manner
    drearily.
    • in August 1914 , there was a dismally sentimental little dinner, when the French, German, Austrian and Belgian members of the committee drank together to the peace of the future
  2. adverb in a dreadful manner
    dreadfully.
    • as he looks at the mess he has left behind he must wonder how the Brits so often managed to succeed in the kind of situation where he has so dismally failed
WordNet

Dis"mal*ly adverb
Definitions
  1. In a dismal manner; gloomily; sorrowfully; uncomfortably.

Webster 1913