Definition of abysmal
abysmallyplay \-mə-lē\ adverb abysmally ignorant an abysmally poor performance
Examples of abysmal in a Sentence
They were living in abysmal ignorance.
a desperate cry echoing from the abysmal reaches of the cave
Recent Examples of abysmal from the Web
Western governments have a long history of timidity and cynicism in their responses to China’s abysmal treatment of dissidents.
Florida, for example, has received an abysmal return on investment from such tax credits: 18 cents for every dollar.
My family had no money and public transport was abysmal.
But when a more intense environmental impact survey revealed the lake’s water quality would be abysmal and costs began soaring, support for the project began to erode.
Kansas City is now 33-20 in its last 53 games, a 100-win pace following an abysmal 10-20 start.
Christie, who is heading into his final six months in office with approval ratings at an abysmal 15 percent, made supporting the $34.7 billion state budget contingent on the overhaul.
Thomas’s abysmal defensive impact, lack of size, season-ending hip injury, and 2018 contract negotiations are all factors that must be considered when comparing him to his fellow All-Stars.
Even after years of efforts to simplify them, comprehension of aircraft safety cards remains abysmal.
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Definition of abysmal for Students
: extremely bad an abysmal report card
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