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a·bys·mal  (-bzml)
1. Resembling an abyss in depth; unfathomable.
2. Very profound; limitless: abysmal misery.
3. Very bad: an abysmal performance.

a·bysmal·ly adv.

abysmal (əˈbɪzməl)
1. immeasurable; very great: abysmal stupidity.
2. extremely bad: an abysmal film.
aˈbysmally adv
a•bys•mal (əˈbɪz məl)

1. of or like an abyss; immeasurably deep or great: abysmal ignorance.
2. extremely or hopelessly bad or severe: abysmal weather.
a•bys′mal•ly, adv.
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
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"

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

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

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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.
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