Synonyms of abysmal in English:

abysmal


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adjective

1‘some of the teaching was abysmal’

SYNONYMS
very bad, dreadful, awful, terrible, frightful, atrocious, disgraceful, deplorable, shameful, woeful, hopeless, lamentable, laughable, substandard, poor, inadequate, inferior, unsatisfactory
informal rotten, appalling, crummy, pathetic, pitiful, useless, lousy, shocking, dire, the pits
British informal duff, chronic, a load of pants, pants, poxy
North American vulgar slang chickenshit
ANTONYMS

superb

2‘abysmal ignorance’

SYNONYMS
profound, extreme, utter, complete, thorough, deep, endless, immeasurable, boundless, incalculable, unfathomable, bottomless