|1.||[ adverb ] in a cheerless manner|
"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"
|Related terms:||dingy dingy dingy|
|2.||[ adverb ] in a dreadful manner|
"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"
|Related terms:||atrocious atrocious|