Definition of 'abysmal'
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The common factor is the abysmal quality of detective work. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It takes some hiding from facts to regard yourself as a successful rugby nation with such an abysmal record. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But practising with the pressure of a packed stadium could improve their abysmal record. The Sun (2012)The abysmal hypocrisy and failure of the organic movement should be a warning to all environmentalists. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But he is certainly not buying himself any at the moment with abysmal performances like this. The Sun (2014)These abysmal results are not due to lack of trying. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Wages and backstage conditions were abysmal, ticket prices kept as low as could be. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)There will be public protests against the kingdom's abysmal human rights record. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But because it so harshly exposes the abysmal failure of previous Labour immigration policies. The Sun (2008)The decline is clearly not confined to abysmal on-field performances. Times, Sunday Times (2014)His academic record was abysmal. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The best is Britain's abysmal productivity record. Times, Sunday Times (2014)India's literacy record is abysmal, with millions denied access to elementary education. 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)AN abysmal Arsenal defensive performance but Stoke deserved their win. 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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