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
His 4.7 K/9 rate is abysmal, especially for someone who until recently didn't have to face hitters more than once per game.
And in Game Six, the referees called almost twice as many fouls against the Kings as the Lakers, an abysmal discrepancy that some Kings fans feel was a plot to keep the small-market Kings from beating the mighty Lakers.
The 1980s and 1990s see the emergence of small, innovative private schools that proliferate in urban areas where the public schools are most abysmal.
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Definition of abysmal for Students
: extremely bad an abysmal report card
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