Meaning of abysmal

a•bys•mal

Pronunciation: (u-biz'mul), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or like an abyss; immeasurably deep or great.
  2. extremely or hopelessly bad or severe: abysmal ignorance; abysmal poverty.
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