Definitions for abysmaləˈbɪz məl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•bys•maləˈbɪz məl(adj.)

  1. of or like an abyss; immeasurably deep or great:

    abysmal ignorance.

  2. extremely or hopelessly bad or severe:

    abysmal weather.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abysmal(adj)

    very great; limitless

    "abysmal misery"; "abysmal stupidity"

  2. abysmal, abyssal, unfathomable(adj)

    resembling an abyss in depth; so deep as to be unmeasurable

    "the abyssal depths of the ocean"


  1. abysmal(Adjective)

    Pertaining to, or resembling an abyss; bottomless; unending; profound; fathomless; immeasurable.

  2. abysmal(Adjective)

    Extremely bad.

  3. Origin: * First attested in 1656.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abysmal(adj)

    pertaining to, or resembling, an abyss; bottomless; unending; profound

Translations for abysmal

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


very great (in a bad sense); very bad

abysmal ignorance; The weather is abysmal.

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