abysmal
[ uh-biz-muhl ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Mid 17th century; English from abysm
Synonyms
    1.
  • dreadful
  • awful
  • terrible
  • atrocious
    2.
  • superb
  • outstanding
  • terrific
Antonyms
    1.
  • extreme
  • utter
  • complete
  • deep
    2.
  • shallow
  • short
Definition
1. extremely bad; appalling
2. very deep
Examples
1. I didn't study and got an abysmal score on my exam.
2. The sign warns the visitors to keep off the cliff to avoid falling into abysmal depths of the ocean.
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