Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “abysmal”

abysmal

adjective     /əˈbɪzməl/
very bad , especially of bad quality : the team's abysmal performance last season Not of good qualityRubbish and wasteInformal words for bad
abysmally adverb
(Definition of abysmal adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definitions of “abysmal” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

drizzle

to pour liquid slowly over something, especially in a thin line or in small drops

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More