View definitions for abysmal


adjective as in great extent; immeasurable

adjective as in extending deeply

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For decades, the world has turned a blind eye to India’s abysmal human rights record.

From Time

Let’s be clear, the United States is abysmal in its human rights practices.

ExxonMobil, which reigned for years as America’s most valuable company, has had a rough time in the last few days—even by the abysmal standards of the pandemic-hammered oil industry.

From Quartz

The Duo’s 11-megapixel camera is abysmal, frankly, but can shoot portrait mode shots to varying degrees of effectiveness.

From Time

They also have a better chance of success than private equity, which has an absolutely abysmal track record in retail.

From Ozy

For everybody else, public schools were the only option—and these institutions often had an abysmal record.

It was a mess, and when Ball exited as showrunner following the abysmal fifth season, it got even worse.

Yes, the economy remains sclerotic, work force participation is abysmal, and wages stagnate.

The problem is to get an attractive wrapping for such abysmal conservative ideas.

It has been, by all accounts, an abysmal year when it comes to comedy films.

I know the abysmal ignorance of the world and human character which, as a girl,7 you necessarily have.

And once the iron marker came up on a sun-baked deck icy-cold from its abysmal plunge.

Colleges, broken from the chain which held them in the stream of time, rushed towards the abysmal rent.

And as he rode at the head of his men he drew mental pictures that broadened his grin and brought into his eyes an abysmal gleam.

It came to me like a revelation, a revelation at once incredible and indisputable of the abysmal folly of our being.


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On this page you'll find 26 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to abysmal, such as: bottomless, boundless, complete, deep, endless, and extreme.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.