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abysmal

adjective uk   us   /əˈbɪz.məl/
very bad: abysmal working conditions The food was abysmal. The standard of the students' work is abysmal.
abysmally
adverb uk   us   /-i/
an abysmally poor book
Translations of “abysmal”
in Vietnamese rất tồi tệ…
in Spanish pésimo…
in Thai เลวร้าย…
in Malaysian teruk…
in French insondable…
in German furchtbar…
in Chinese (Traditional) 極壞的, 糟透的…
in Indonesian buruk sekali…
in Russian ужасающий…
in Turkish çok kötü, berbat, adi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 极坏的, 糟透的…
in Polish beznadziejny…
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