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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Immeasurably great. Or, very bad or of bad quality.

Usage examples (38)
  • The jungle frightened the travelers, because it seemed abysmal.
  • abysmal misery
  • At the same time, the American Left was in abysmal disarray.
  • The Palestinians used roads that could only be described as abysmal. for more
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  • Anything that is "abysmal" is immeasurably large, while only things that pertain to the lowest depths of the sea are "abyssal."
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