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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.

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. Brad Pitt:

    Most of our films, which I feel is a mistake, get defined by the opening weekend. They'll say it's a hit or it's a miss. But all of my favorite films, I found them well after the fact, history is rife with films that we love today that were abysmal' bombs' on their opening weekend. And we find them later, or we catch up with them.

  2. Jonathan Hatami:

    The Cachu case is one of way too many that shows the nation that George Gascon’s policies, directives and so-called reforms are a failure, his ‘data and science’ was flawed and completely untrue and his 18-month social experiment has been an abysmal failure.

  3. Mihir Kapadia:

    With oil prices having rallied considerably since the abysmal start to the year ... (OPEC) delegates are unlikely to be forced into extreme action.

  4. Mike Pompeo:

    The regime has launched these baseless allegations against her in an attempt to distract the international community from its abysmal treatment of the Cuban people, especially the ongoing arbitrary detention of dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer.

  5. Jess Morris:

    I can't afford the flight, I can't afford an abortion. Anyways, I don't think we should be considered criminals for wanting one, repealing the 8th [amendment] hasn't happened because Ireland is controlled by the church. Religion has no place in the constitution. It's so abysmal that this country is allowing this to go on. Women are dying.

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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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    a state of irritation or annoyance
    • A. abet
    • B. flub
    • C. fluster
    • D. huff

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