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abysmaladjective

uk   /əˈbɪz.məl/ us   /əˈbɪz.məl/
  • abysmal adjective (DEEP)

literary very deep: titanic heights and abysmal depths
abysmally
adverb uk   /əˈbɪz.məl.i/ us   /əˈbɪz.məl.i/
an abysmally poor book
(Definition of abysmal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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abysmaladjective

us   /əˈbɪz·məl/
very bad: This experiment could help a lot of people, or it could be an abysmal failure.
(Definition of abysmal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “abysmal”
in Vietnamese rất tồi tệ…
in Spanish pésimo…
in Malaysian teruk…
in Thai เลวร้าย…
in French insondable…
in German furchtbar…
in Chinese (Traditional) 極壞的, 糟透的…
in Russian ужасающий…
in Turkish çok kötü, berbat, adi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 极坏的, 糟透的…
in Indonesian buruk sekali…
in Polish beznadziejny…
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