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ABYSMAL

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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]

Meaning:

Very great; limitless

Context examples:

abysmal misery / abysmal stupidity

Similar:

immeasurable; immensurable; unmeasurable (impossible to measure)


Sense 2abysmal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

So deep as to be unmeasurable

Synonyms:

abysmal; abyssal; unfathomable

Context example:

the abyssal depths of the ocean

Similar:

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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