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1. abysmal

adjective. ['əˈbɪzməl'] very great; limitless.

Synonyms

  • unmeasured
  • immensurable
  • immeasurable

Antonyms

  • fathomable
  • explicable
  • natural elevation
  • high

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • abysm (English)

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Rhymes with Abysmal

  • baptismal
  • dismal

How do you pronounce abysmal?

Pronounce abysmal as əˈbɪzməl.

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Sentences with abysmal


1. Adjective
Its colors are the cool abysmal colors of water -- deep blue and black.

2. Noun, singular or mass
His credibility as a historian is, by modern standards, considered abysmal.

Quotes about abysmal


1. Freddie experienced the sort of abysmal soul-sadness which afflicts one of Tolstoy's Russian peasants when, after putting in a heavy day's work strangling his father, beating his wife, and dropping the baby into the city's reservoir, he turns to the cupboards, only to find the vodka bottle empty.
- P.G. Wodehouse, The Best of Wodehouse: An Anthology

2. Why are those who are notoriously undisciplined and unmoral also most contemptuous of religion and morality? They are trying to solace their own unhappy lives by pulling the happy down to their own abysmal depths.
- Fulton J. Sheen, Seven Words of Jesus and Mary: Lessons from Cana and Calvary

3. Hope knows no fear.Hope dares to blossom even inside the abysmal abyss.Hope secretly feeds and strengthens promise.
- Sri Chinmoy

2. abysmal

adjective. ['əˈbɪzməl'] resembling an abyss in depth; so deep as to be unmeasurable.

Synonyms

  • unfathomable
  • deep

Antonyms

  • rhythmical
  • calculable
  • comprehensible

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • abysm (English)
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