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
Origin and Etymology of abysmal
First Known Use: circa 1656
ABYSMAL Defined for Kids
Definition of abysmal for Students
: extremely bad an abysmal report card
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