abysmal

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adjective abys·mal \ə-ˈbiz-məl, a-\

Definition of abysmal

  1. 1 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>

  2. 2 :  abyssal 2

abysmally

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Examples of abysmal in a sentence

  1. They were living in abysmal ignorance.

  2. <a desperate cry echoing from the abysmal reaches of the cave>

Circa 1656

First Known Use of abysmal

circa 1656


ABYSMAL Defined for English Language Learners

abysmal

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adjective abys·mal \ə-ˈbiz-məl, a-\

Definition of abysmal for English Language Learners

  • : extremely poor or bad


ABYSMAL Defined for Kids

abysmal

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adjective abys·mal \ə-ˈbiz-məl\

Definition of abysmal for Students

  1. :  extremely bad <an abysmal report card>



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