a : having immense or fathomless extension downward, backward, or inward <an abysmal cliff>
b : immeasurably great : profound <abysmal ignorance>
c : immeasurably low or wretched <abysmal living conditions of the poor>
Examples of ABYSMAL
- They were living in abysmal ignorance.
- <a desperate cry echoing from the abysmal reaches of the cave>
First Known Use of ABYSMAL
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