Dismal Science Definition

noun
The science of economics.
Webster's New World

(idiomatic, sometimes derogatory, sometimes humorous) Economics or the field of political economy.

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A nickname for economics that took hold in the nineteenth century due to the dismal outlook that economists had of strong population growth and the weak industrial structures that were unable to support strong population gains. Thomas Carlyle coined the phrase.
Webster's New World Finance
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Singular:
dismal science
Plural:
dismal sciences

Origin of Dismal Science

  • Coined by Thomas Carlyle in 1849.

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