Synonyms for abysmal

Grammar : Adj
Spell : uh-biz-muh l
Phonetic Transcription : əˈbɪz məl

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Définition of abysmal

Origin :
  • 1650s, formed in English from abysm + -al (1). Weakened sense of "extremely bad" is first recorded 1904, perhaps from abysmal ignorance (suggestive of its "depth"), an expression attested from 1847. Related: Abysmally.
  • adj great extent; immeasurable
  • adj extending deeply
Example sentences :
  • For in them he could see no expression, no feeling, but only abysmal cruelty.
  • Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930 » by Various
  • It seemed the top of earthly fortune to be free, and abysmal misery to have missed it.
  • Extract from : « The Prisoner » by Alice Brown
  • There is no class of liar so abysmal as the East-end criminal Jew.
  • Extract from : « The Grell Mystery » by Frank Froest
  • What strange, abysmal vitality informs them is beyond all speculation.
  • Extract from : « The Mutiny of the Elsinore » by Jack London
  • But then it might all be real instead, and that was abysmal horror.
  • Extract from : « The Eternal Wall » by Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • The Conservatives have never shown the abysmal hypocrisy of the Liberals.
  • Extract from : « The Convert » by Elizabeth Robins
  • This ended in low guttural, which growled up from an abysmal depth.
  • Extract from : « The Crack of Doom » by Robert Cromie
  • For even the abysmal moment of creation had marked the world for his prey.
  • Extract from : « Omega, the Man » by Lowell Howard Morrow
  • I sent him a polite note of apology, which he received in abysmal silence.
  • Extract from : « Dear Enemy » by Jean Webster
  • Mark, then, the abysmal degradation to which she fell at the hands of the Chauffeur.
  • Extract from : « The Scarlet Plague » by Jack London

Antonyms for abysmal

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