abysmal


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a·bys·mal

 (ə-bĭz′məl)
adj.
1. Resembling an abyss in depth; unfathomable.
2. Very profound; limitless: abysmal misery.
3. Very bad: an abysmal performance.

a·bys′mal·ly adv.

abysmal

(əˈbɪzməl)
adj
1. immeasurable; very great: abysmal stupidity.
2. informal extremely bad: an abysmal film.
aˈbysmally adv

a•bys•mal

(əˈbɪz məl)

adj.
1. of or like an abyss; immeasurably deep or great: abysmal ignorance.
2. extremely or hopelessly bad or severe: abysmal weather.
[1650–60]
a•bys′mal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.abysmal - very greatabysmal - very great; limitless; "abysmal misery"; "abysmal stupidity"
immeasurable, immensurable, unmeasurable, unmeasured - impossible to measure; "unmeasurable reaches of outer space"
2.abysmal - resembling an abyss in depth; so deep as to be unmeasurable; "the abyssal depths of the ocean"
deep - having great spatial extension or penetration downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or laterally or outward from a center; sometimes used in combination; "a deep well"; "a deep dive"; "deep water"; "a deep casserole"; "a deep gash"; "deep massage"; "deep pressure receptors in muscles"; "deep shelves"; "a deep closet"; "surrounded by a deep yard"; "hit the ball to deep center field"; "in deep space"; "waist-deep"

abysmal

adjective dreadful, bad, terrible, awful, appalling, dismal, dire, ghastly, hideous, atrocious, godawful (informal) The general standard was abysmal.

abysmal

adjective
1. Extending far downward or inward from a surface:
2. Open wide:
Translations
سَحِيق، عَمِيق، مُطْبق
příšerný
elendig
botnlaust, mjög
pasibaisėtinassiaubingai
bezgalīgsļoti slikts
berbatçok kötü

abysmal

[əˈbɪzməl] ADJ
1. (= very bad) [result, performance] → pésimo
the play was abysmalla representación fue pésima
2. (= very great) [ignorance] → abismal
to live in abysmal povertyvivir en la mayor miseria

abysmal

[əˈbɪzməl] adj (= appalling) [record, performance, result, standard] → consternant(e); [conditions] → épouvantable; [ignorance] → sans bornes
an abysmal failure → un échec retentissant

abysmal

adj (fig)entsetzlich; performance, work, taste etcmiserabel

abysmal

[əˈbɪzml] adj (ignorance) → abissale, crasso/a; (result, food) → pessimo/a; (weather, job) → da cani
abysmal poverty → la povertà più nera

abysmal

(əˈbizməl) adjective
very great (in a bad sense); very bad. abysmal ignorance; The weather is abysmal.
aˈbysmally adverb
References in classic literature ?
Borckman felt the abysmal urgings of the beast, as a beast, to prove himself master of this four-legged beast.
Violent death ever stalked in their midst; bomb and knife and bullet were looked upon as so many fangs of the roaring abysmal beast they must dominate if humanity were to persist.
But all this belonged--I mean their magnificent little surrender-- just to the special array of the facts that were most abysmal.
The thought that the divine Dejah Thoris might fall into the clutches of such an abysmal atavism started the cold sweat upon me.
Two abysmal beasts sprang at each other's throats that day beneath the shadow of earth's oldest cliffs--the man of now and the man-thing of the earliest, forgotten then, imbued by the same deathless passion that has come down unchanged through all the epochs, periods and eras of time from the beginning, and which shall continue to the incalculable end--woman, the imperishable Alpha and Omega of life.
I, however, am the stronger of the two:--thou knowest not mine abysmal thought
Once a week the German daily of the highest class lightens up its heavy columns--that is, it thinks it lightens them up--with a profound, an abysmal, book criticism; a criticism which carries you down, down, down into the scientific bowels of the subject--for the German critic is nothing if not scientific--and when you come up at last and scent the fresh air and see the bonny daylight once more, you resolve without a dissenting voice that a book criticism is a mistaken way to lighten up a German daily.
Another sigh, deeper, more tremendous still, came from the abysmal depths of a soul.
Living, as they did, in what appeared to me impenetrable darkness, their eyes were abnormally large and sensitive, just as are the pupils of the abysmal fishes, and they reflected the light in the same way.
The streams were deep and slow, and there were holes of abysmal depth, where any kind and size of antediluvian monster could find a habitat.
And he contemplated her absorbed young face with a thrill of possessorship in which pride in his own masculine initiation was mingled with a tender reverence for her abysmal purity.
The sun, sinking behind a lofty western peak, brought on an early but lingering twilight, and the expedition plodded on through the evil forest--the place of mystery and fear, of death swift and silent and horrible, of brutish appetite and degraded instinct, of human life that still wallowed in the primeval slime, of savagery degenerate and abysmal.