Definition of 'abysmal'
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The Sun (2012)
The abysmal hypocrisy and failure of the organic movement should be a warning to all environmentalists.Times, Sunday Times (2008) The Sun (2014)
These abysmal results are not due to lack of trying.Times, Sunday Times (2008) The Times Literary Supplement (2010)
There will be public protests against the kingdom's abysmal human rights record.Times, Sunday Times (2007) The Sun (2008) Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The first two shots he took at raising boys were an abysmal failure, and he gave the world two monsters.Christianity Today (2000)
His academic record was abysmal.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
So credit is due to both teams for the way they controlled their challenges and tried to keep the ball on the ground despite the abysmal conditions.The Sun (2008)
The best is Britain's abysmal productivity record.Times, Sunday Times (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2009)
His offer to give up 60 per cent of his bonus last month was just a publicity stunt to divert passenger fury at his abysmal record.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
With, yes you guessed it, abysmal results.The Sun (2011)
After an abysmal performance against Norwich City last month he wondered aloud about whether his squad were good enough.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The surprise then was down to the fact that he had an abysmal record in The Open up to that point.The Sun (2016) The Sun (2011)
We see less of the countryside, breathe more polluted air and spend a larger proportion of our hours commuting, usually in abysmal conditions.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
His inability to accept his responsibility, and worse still to blame it on civil servants, is a completely unconvincing attempt to cover up abysmal failure.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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