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 Dictionary entry overview: What does abysmal mean? 

ABYSMAL (adjective)
  The adjective ABYSMAL has 2 senses:

1. very great; limitless
2. so deep as to be unmeasurable

  Familiarity information: ABYSMAL used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

ABYSMAL (adjective)

Sense 1abysmal [BACK TO TOP]


Very great; limitless

Context examples:

abysmal misery / abysmal stupidity


immeasurable; immensurable; unmeasurable (impossible to measure)

Sense 2abysmal [BACK TO TOP]


So deep as to be unmeasurable


abysmal; abyssal; unfathomable

Context example:

the abyssal depths of the ocean


deep (having great spatial extension or penetration downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or laterally or outward from a center; sometimes used in combination)

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