Abysmal meaning

ə-bĭz'məl
Very bad.

An abysmal performance.

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The definition of abysmal is something that is extremely bad or unfathomably appalling.

An example of abysmal living conditions would be an unheated room with bugs in it.

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Resembling an abyss in depth; unfathomable.
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Very profound; limitless.

Abysmal misery.

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Of or like an abyss; bottomless; unfathomable.
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Wretched to the point of despair; immeasurably bad.

Abysmal poverty.

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(now rare) Pertaining to, or resembling an abyss; unending; profound; fathomless; immeasurable. [First attested in the mid 17th century.]
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(figuratively, colloquial) Bottomless; extremely bad.
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Origin of abysmal

abysm +‎ -al