A Word A Day : Abysmal
Word of 29th May 2007: A Word A Day-Abysmal
Abysmal( Adjective )Abysmal
(un BIZ mul): extremely hopeless or wretched, bottomless
• An abyss
is bottomless pit or something so deep that it seems bottomless.
despair is despair so deep that no hope seems possible.
• The nation's debt crisis was abysmal
. There seemed to be no possible solution to it.
is often used somewhat sloppily to mean very bad. You might hear a losing baseball team's performance referred to as abysmal
. This isn't strictly correct, but many people do it.
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