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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.
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abysmaladjective

uk   /əˈbɪz.məl/  us   /əˈbɪz.məl/
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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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