Synonyms of abyss
1 chasmDictionary • She leapt to her death in a nearby abyss.
chasm • The chasm was deep and its sides almost vertical.
crack • She watched him though a crack in the curtains.
gap • the wind tearing through gaps in the window frames
pit • He lost his footing and began to slide into the pit.
opening • He squeezed through an opening in the fence.
breach • A large battering ram hammered a breach in the wall.
hollow • where water gathers in a hollow and forms a pond
gorge • a steep path into Crete's Samaria Gorge
crater • A huge crater marks the spot where the explosion happened.
cavity • The sinuses are four sets of air-filled cavities leading directly from the nose.
ravine • The bus is said to have overturned and fallen into a ravine.
cleft • a narrow cleft in the rocks too small for a human to squeeze through
fissure • There was a great crack, and a fissure opened up.
crevasse • The climber had fallen down a crevasse on to a ledge.
2 cataclysmDictionary • The country was on the brink of an abyss.
cataclysm • the cataclysm that was overwhelming Europe before the Second World War
disaster • the second air disaster in less than two months
catastrophe • The world is heading towards an environmental catastrophe.
upheaval • Algeria has been going through political upheaval.
debacle • the convention was a debacle
calamity • This course of action could only end in calamity.
convulsion • It was a decade that saw many great social, economic and political convulsions.
3 gapDictionary • How big is the abyss between them?
gap • the gap between the poor and the well-off
difference • the vast difference in size
gulf • the gulf between rural and urban life
split • The seat had a few small splits around the corners.
disparity • economic disparities between countries
divergence • There's substantial divergence of opinion in the party.
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• A large battering ram hammered a breach in the wall.
calamityA calamity is an event that causes a great deal of damage, destruction, or personal distress.
• This course of action could only end in calamity.
reversal of fortune,
reversal of fortune,
cataclysmA cataclysm is an event that causes great change or harm.
• the cataclysm that was overwhelming Europe before the Second World War
Thesaurus for abyss from the Collins English Thesaurus