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Definitions for abysmal
əˈbɪz məlabysmal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abysmaladjective

    very great; limitless

    "abysmal misery"; "abysmal stupidity"

  2. abysmal, abyssal, unfathomableadjective

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

    "the abyssal depths of the ocean"


  1. abysmaladjective

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

  2. abysmaladjective

    Extremely bad.

  3. Etymology: * First attested in 1656.


  1. Abysmal

    Abysmal is the seventh studio album by American death metal band The Black Dahlia Murder. It was released on September 18, 2015 through Metal Blade Records. It was produced by Mark Lewis, who also produced The Black Dahlia Murder's albums Deflorate and Ritual, and the band's former bassist Ryan Williams, who also produced their preceding album Everblack. It is the band's final album to feature guitarist Ryan Knight before his departure in February 2016, and return in 2022.


  1. abysmal

    Abysmal refers to something that is extremely bad, appalling, or impossibly low in quality or degree. The term is often used to describe conditions or situations that are hopeless or extremely negative. It can also refer to something that is profound or limitless, often in a negative sense, like a deep hole or chasm.

  2. abysmal

    Abysmal generally refers to something extremely bad, appalling, or extremely deep or profound. It is often used to describe a very low degree or standard, poor conditions or quality, or a terrible situation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abysmaladjective

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abysmal in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abysmal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of abysmal in a Sentence

  1. Bernie Sanders:

    The way we treat women in our country has been abysmal in almost every way. We are finally addressing the issue of sexual harassment, and we need to get it right, but the conversation we are having now is only the tip of the iceberg. It needs to be an ongoing movement of women and men that includes a national discussion about sexism, sexual harassment, objectification, inequality and abuse of power.

  2. Ernie Crey:

    The record of the federal government where consultation is concerned is abysmal at best.

  3. Lakshheish M Patel:

    NMDC share price is most likely to close @Rs.114 or above at the end of this month no matter where it is right now showing abysmal low.

  4. Larry Glazer:

    State Street is a notable laggard in adviser support, given State Street’s scale and first mover advantage as an ETF pioneer, they have abysmal adviser support. It's almost a laughing matter in the industry.

  5. Grace Fosu:

    [ Ghana ] has made some strides with regard to women's rights in some areas but has not done very well in other areas... women's role in public life is abysmal with attempts to get an affirmative action law in place not gone far.

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  • سيئArabic
  • бездъненBulgarian
  • uhyggeligDanish
  • miserabel, abgründig, abgrundtief, erbärmlich, jämmerlichGerman
  • απερίγραπτος, απύθμενος, απειροβαθής, άπατος, αβυσσαλέος, ανεκδιήγητοςGreek
  • abismajEsperanto
  • insondable, abismal, desastroso, atrozSpanish
  • بی پایانPersian
  • kelvoton, pohjaton, surkea, hirvittävä, kammottava, kauhea, toivoton, äärimmäinenFinnish
  • exécrable, abyssal, terrible, épouvantableFrench
  • निराHindi
  • feneketlenHungarian
  • abissaleItalian
  • ひどいですJapanese
  • abysmalNorwegian
  • beznadziejnyPolish
  • abismalPortuguese
  • бездонный, отвратительныйRussian
  • غیر معمولیUrdu

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